Resolution of Wartime Debt Remains Challenge, Potential Key to Improving US-Cambodia Ties, Analysts Say

An agreement to convert Cambodia’s contentious wartime debt to the United States to development aid or which would forgive the sum would substantively improve US-Cambodia relations, analysts and observers say.

The issue, at times, has been prickly over the years.

In the instance of Washington and Hanoi, an agreement to resolve Vietnam’s debt accrued to the U.S. during the same era was eventually reached through negotiations.

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