South Korea to Provide US$300,000 Humanitarian Assistance to Cambodia to Combat COVID-19

The Government of the Republic of Korea will provide medical supplies worth US$300,000 to the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia in order to support its combat against COVID-19, according to a press release AKP received this afternoon.

In a meeting with H.E. Secretary of State Soeung Rathchavy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation here on May 5, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea H.E. Park Heung-Kyeong said that the Korean government had decided to assist the Cambodian government in its fight against COVID-19 with the provision of medical supplies equivalent to US$300,000.

H.E. Ms. Secretary of State highly appreciated the decision by the Korean government, conveying deepest gratitude to the government and the people of the Republic of Korea for their thoughtfulness and kindness to provide the grant aid to Cambodia in this critical time of need.

“As a friend and valuable partner of Cambodia, the Republic of Korea has helped Cambodia’s efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. With a strong belief that no one is safe until everyone is safe, we will continue to work together closely with Cambodia in solidarity to defeat the coronavirus,” underlined the press release.

After the outbreak of COVID-19 early last year, it recalled, the Korean government swiftly donated US$200,000 and test kits worth US$100,000 to the Cambodian government in May 2020. The Republic of Korea has also contributed to Cambodia’s response to combat the coronavirus via its COVID-19 response assistance programme (ABC Programme: Agenda for Building Resilience Against COVID 19) of about US$1,000,000: 1) Provision of 20 Walk-Through Booths and 62 Negative Pressure Carriers, 2) Support for the vulnerable people with food stuff and essential first aid in 6 target areas including Phnom Penh, Kampong Speu, Kratie, Oddar Meanchey, Battambang, and Siem Reap, 3) Cooperation with International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on “Strengthen COVID-19 Response to Returning Migrants in Cambodia at Point of Entry (POE) and Quarantine Centre (QC)” focused on five provinces (Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap, and Prey Veng).


Source: Agency Kampuchea Press