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France increase aid to Khmer Rouge tribunal to €500,000

Published: 05-Feb-13 05:31PM

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PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) --  France has decided to increase its aid to the Khmer Rouge tribunal from €300,000 to €500,000 in 2013, French Ambassador Serge Mostura said Tuesday.  

He said French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, in Cambodia for the King Father's cremation Monday, discussed the increase during talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen.

During his visit, the ambassador said Ayrault also met with tribunal judges and French embassy staff.

Mostura said the French aid would take time to reach the court, urging parties to work closely together.

The Khmer Rouge tribunal has not being paying salaries to locally-employed staff since December.

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