Japanese Diplomat Praises Cambodia-Japan Good Cooperation

Outgoing First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy to Cambodia, Mr. Ota Ken, paid here yesterday a farewell visit to H.E. Gen. Sem Sovanny, Director General of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC).

On the Occasion, Mr. Ota Ken underlined Japan's support to NPMEC, particularly in human resource training on engineering skill, which improves capacity of Cambodian troops for UN Peacekeeping operations.

The outgoing Japanese diplomat highly valued the good relations and cooperation between the two countries in all sectors.

For his part, H.E. Gen. Sem Sovanny expressed thanks to the Government and people of Japan for their assistance for the development of Cambodia.

NPMEC director general asked Japan to further help train Cambodian blue beret troops on skills of engineering and mine clearance, send Japanese military professors to Cambodia, as well as provide long-term training courses.

On the same day, H.E. Gen. Sem Sovanny also held talks with Col. Talon, Military Attache at the Embassy of France to Cambodia. The meeting focused on the cooperation between both countries' armies as well as the current training courses provided by French military professors to Cambodian blue beret troops.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press