Australia–Cambodia relations

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Australia–Cambodia relations



Australia–Cambodia relations are bilateral relations between the Australia and the Cambodia. Australia entered into diplomatic relations with Cambodia over 60 years ago.

Australia played a huge role during the Cambodian peace process in the 1980s as well as the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia in 1993. Both countries are working closely to combat people smuggling, human trafficking, child sex tourism, narcotics trafficking, and terrorism.

Australia is a major contributor to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and, has to date committed $22.96 million to the ECCC. Australia has also provided funding to support public outreach campaigns and is an active member of the Principal Donors Group in New York and 'Friends of the ECCC' group in Phnom Penh. The first Cambodian and international judges (including Australian Rowan Downing QC) and prosecutors were sworn in on 3 July 2006.[1]