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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thailand Donates US$200,000 To Flood-hit Cambodia, Vietnam

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WEDNESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2011 


BANGKOK, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- The Thai government has allocated US$100,000 to neighbouring Cambodia and Vietnam each for humanitarian aid for flood-stricken areas, according to China's Xinhua news agency, citing local media reports Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul (pictured) handed the cash donations together with letters ofcondolence from Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to Cambodian ambassador You Aye and Vietnamese ambassador Ngo Duc Thang on Tuesday evening.

In the letters, Yingluck said that the disaster was an unprecedented challenge that had caused immense damage.

On behalf of Thai government and people, the premier vowed to stand side by side with the two countries in the battle against the catastrophe and called for collective cooperation from ASEAN nations and its alliances in solving the problem.

The disaster in Cambodia has so far claimed 247 lives and affected 1.2 million others
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