PM Hun Sen Encourages Promotion of Cambodia-Japan Bilateral Cooperation Plan

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has expressed his support for the existing cooperation between Cambodia and Japan and urged them to further foster it.

While receiving the courtesy visit from H.E. Kishi Nobuo, Minister of Defence of Japan, at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen encouraged both sides to actively boost the implementation of their bilateral cooperation plan, especially the exchange of visit between cadets and military leaders of the two nations, the capacity building of Cambodian army on humanitarian and disaster rescue operations, and so on, according to H.E. Eang Sophalleth, Assistant to the Cambodian Premier.

For his part, H.E. Kishi Nobuo thanked Samdech Techo Hun Sen for the warm hospitality, adding that he is pleased to attend the Japan-ASEAN Defence Ministers' Informal Meeting in Cambodia on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Japan Self-Defence Forces’ participation in the peacekeeping operation (PKO) in Cambodia.

He also expressed his satisfaction with the past exchange of visit between senior delegations of the two countries’ Defence Ministries which have contributed to deepening their cooperation, and his discussion and exchange of views with H.E. Lt. Gen. Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and Commander of Royal Cambodian Army, on current regional and global situation during the latter’s visit in Japan.

Moreover, H.E. Kishi Nobuo highly valued and reaffirmed Japan’s support for Cambodia’s leadership in finding solutions to the Myanmar crisis, particularly the push for the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press