Cambodian Senate President Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum held a bilateral talk with H.E. Masaaki Yamazaki, President of the House of Councillors of Japan, in Tokyo on Feb. 24.
According to the Cambodian Senate, in the meeting. H.E. Masaaki Yamazaki expressed warm welcome to the official visit of Samdech Say Chhum and congratulated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Japan.
For his part, Samdech Say Chhum thanked the Japanese side for the warm hospitality, adding that his visit will contribute to further deepening the friendship and cooperation between the two countries, especially the two legislative bodies, at the present time and in the future.
Samdech Say Chhum also recalled Japan's key role in Cambodia's national reconciliation, political stability, and development.
The Cambodian senate president welcomed the direct flight between Tokyo and Phnom Penh by All Nippon Airways (ANA) to be launched in September and the opening of Kitahara Hospital in Phnom Penh in May this year.
Samdech Say Chhum has been on a four-day official visit in Japan since Feb. 23. Beside H.E. Masaaki Yamazaki, he is also scheduled to meet with H.E. Tadamori Shima, Speaker of the House of Representatives; and H.E. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister; as well as representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).