Trudeau pledges $990K for clearing landmines, cluster bombs in Cambodia, Laos


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is asserting practically $1 million to assist take away unexploded landmines and cluster bombs from Southeast Asia.

He made the $990,000 pledge at an occasion centered on ladies in safety, because the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations attracts to a detailed in Cambodia.

The funding is to help grassroots and authorities initiatives in Cambodia and Laos to clear unexploded ordinances, which stem from civil wars in addition to American bombing through the Vietnam War.

Canada has been pushing international locations in the area to cease utilizing most of these munitions, and fund remediation for the reason that Nineties.

Earlier in the day, Trudeau met with the top of the ASEAN bloc, who praised him for making Southeast Asia a spotlight of Canada’s upcoming Indo-Pacific technique.

Later, Trudeau is to go to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which paperwork the toll of the Khmer Rouge regime.


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