Cambodia says it is considering taking refugees bound for Australia

Prime Minister Hun Sen has raised the prospect of Cambodia again accepting refugees destined for Australia after a previous controversial deal expired, government-friendly media reports say.

Eat Sophea, Secretary of State with the Foreign Ministry, said the prospect was floated at a meeting between Hun Sen and outgoing Australian ambassador Angela Corcoran earlier this week.

“During a meeting with outgoing Australian Ambassador (Angela Corcoran), Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia is willing to continue the agreement,” he told the Khmer Times. “The co-operation between governments may have ended, but we have co-operation between immigration departments,” he said.

In full: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/cambodia-says-it-is-considering-taking-refugees-bound-for-australia/news-story/2186b82670df9c1f370e32e982eaa689

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