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UPDATED: 17:38, September 10, 2005
Cambodia to offer US$20,000 to US hurricane relief
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The Cambodian government decided to donate 20,000 US dollars to the United States to help with emergency relief efforts in the wake of hurricane Katrina, local newspaper reported on Saturday.

The sum was approved by the Council of Ministers on Friday, according to Information Minister Khieu Kanharith.

Though Cambodia is still largely dependent on foreign aid, the Council of Ministers agreed to the donation at its weekly meeting,Khieu Kanharith was quoted on Saturday by The Cambodia Daily as saying.

"This is our small, heartfelt contribution to join with Americans in offering condolences to those killed in the Katrina disaster," Khieu said.

Nations everywhere, when faced with natural disasters, should be united in solidarity as the American people have been united since the disaster, the minister said.

Source: Xinhua

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