PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Cambodia says it will sign a deal with Australia this week to resettle people who were denied asylum there.
Cambodia's Foreign Ministry said the agreement will be signed Friday by Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng, but gave no details.
Officials from both countries have said they were discussing the possibility of resettling some of the more than 1,100 people housed in a camp on the South Pacific island nation of Nauru. Australia pays Nauru to house the asylum seekers, mostly from South Asia and the Middle East, and has a similar deal with Papua New Guinea. Human rights groups have criticized living conditions at the camps.