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Published: 06 July,2024 | Updated: 06 July,2024
Japanese Foreign Minister pays a courtesy call on Cambodian Senate President

Phnom Penh, July 6 (AseanAll)  — On July 6,2024, during her visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, paid a courtesy call on HUN SEN, President of the Senate of the Kingdom of Cambodia,according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.  

Photo source:Cambodian Senate Official website

Kamikawa congratulated Senate President Hun Sen on his appointment and stated that she would be honored to see him for the first time since 2005. She also expressed her respect for Senate President Hun Sen, who has played a major role in economic development in Cambodia and building a relationship of trust between Japan and Cambodia.

In response, Hun Sen stated that he would be happy to see Minister Kamikawa again and appreciated her congratulatory message.

Photo source:Cambodian Senate Official website

On bilateral relations, Kamikawa stated that Japan would like to cooperate with Cambodia in the development of social infrastructure, including water and digital infrastructure, maritime connectivity, and humanitarian mine action, with an emphasis on human resource development and the utilization of Japanese technology to improve Cambodia's sustainability and co-create social value.

In response, Hun Sen expressed his appreciation for Japan's cooperation in peace, reconstruction, and development in Cambodia and stated that he would like to further enhance collaboration with Japan in the areas of water-related cooperation and humanitarian mine action.

Both sides also discussed democratic development of Cambodia, the importance of rule of law, maritime security, and promoting investment from Japanese companies.

Photo source:Cambodian Senate Official website

On regional and international affairs,Kamikawa and Hun Sen held an exchange of views on various issues in the regional and international communities, and concurred to cooperate on the situations in Myanmar, North Korea, Israel and Palestine, and Ukraine.