Friday, December 17, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: United Kingdom contributes £ 215,000 to Cambodian side of the ECCC

17 Dec 2010
The British government has confirmed the contribution of £215,000 (approximately US$ 334,000) to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to bridge some of the needs of the national side of the court until other donor contributions come on stream.

In his letter to H.E. Tony Kranh, Acting Director of Administration of the ECCC, H.M. Ambassador Andrew Mace conveyed that the British Government is committed to support the work of the ECCC as it enters upon the next vital phase of its work.

The United Kingdom is one of the ECCC’s key donors and has been supporting the ECCC since the tribunal’s establishment in 2006. To date, the United Kingdom has provided financial contribution exceeding US $3.7 million to the ECCC.

Mr Kranh, in his letter, expressed his “deepest gratitude” to the United Kingdom for the continued support to the ECCC in general and in particular the UK Embassy in Phnom Penh.

For further information please contact:

Reach Sambath
Chief of Public Affairs, ECCC 
Mobile: +855-12 488 156
Fax: +855-23 219 841

Dim Sovannarom
Press Officer, ECCC
Mobile: +855-12 488 094
Fax: +855-23 219 841
Email: dim.sovannarom

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