Cambodia Requests Japan’s Continued Support in Peacekeeping Forces

Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, has requested Japan to continue supporting Cambodia, particularly in advancing the Kingdom's peacekeeping forces.

As said in a news release of the Ministry of National Defence, Samdech Tea Banh made the request while receiving a courtesy call from H.E. Nishida Yasunori, Vice Minister for International Affairs at the Ministry of Defense of Japan, at the ministry office on July 22.

Samdech Tea Banh considered the visit of H.E. Nishida Yasunori in Cambodia as warmth symbolisation of friendship and cooperation between Cambodia and Japan now and in the future.

The Cambodian DPM mentioned about Cambodia's contribution to the United Nations peacekeeping missions through the dispatch of its forces to maintain peace in some countries.

Samdech Tea Banh thanked the Government of Japan for its support for peace building and development of Cambodia, especially in training the Kingdom's peacekeeping forces.

For his part, H.E. Nishida Yasunori informed Samdech Tea Banh that it was his first visit in Cambodia, and he lauded good relationship between Cambodia and Japan.

He also mentioned about good bilateral collaboration in defence sector, including the docking of Japan's ship in Cambodia, exchange visits, and human resource development.

H.E. Nishida Yasunori said that Japan has triangle partners with the UN and ASEAN member countries in peacekeeping sector, and he pledged to continue the cooperation with Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press