H.E. Gen. Hun Manet Meets President of J-Mekong Parliamentary Friendship Group

Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) H.E. Gen. Hun Manet held talks with H.E. Ryu Shionoya, President of Japan-Mekong Parliamentary Friendship Group, during his stay in Tokyo, Japan on April 26.

According to H.E. General Hun Manet's Facebook page, H.E. Ryu Shionoya expressed warm welcome to the visit of H.E. Gen. Hun Manet in Japan and spoke highly of Cambodia's current development compared to his previous visit to the Kingdom.

H.E. Ryu Shionoya also laid stress on Japan's attention to develop the Mekong countries including Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar.

In reply, H.E. Gen. Hun Manet thanked Japan for its good cooperation and assistance to Cambodia so far and asked the J-Mekong Parliamentary Friendship Group to continue supporting Cambodia's development and tightening the bilateral cooperation between both nations.

Earlier on the same day, H.E. Gen. Hun Manet paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Shinzo Abe.

The RCAF deputy commander-in-chief has been on a visit in Japan at the invitation of H.E. Shinzo Abe extended during a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, on the sidelines of the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM11) Summit in Mongolia.

During his stay in Japan, H.E. Gen. Hun Manet has also met with H.E. Fujita Yukihisa, Director of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee and H.E. Shingo Miyake, the Committee's Chairman; H.E. Kazuyuki Nakane, State Minister for Foreign Affairs; H.E. Yasushi Akashi, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC); and H.E. Takizaki Shigeki, Director-General Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press