Hun Sen to visit Japan this week

Photo credits to Japan's prime minister office

Exchange of notes on grants to be signed 


PHNOM PENH - Prime Minster Hun Sen will visit Japan from Wednesday to Friday to attend an international conference on the future of Asia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said.


Hun Sen, who will be accompanied by senior officials and leaders of the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce, will deliver a keynote speech to the conference, the ministry said.


During the working visit, Hun Sen will hold talks with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on global and regional issues of common interest, the ministry said.


The two leaders will also witness an exchange of notes for Japanese grants of 339 million yen ($3.1 million) for human resource development scholarships and 200 million yen ($1.83 million) for a container freight station.


Japan provided the equivalent of $2.65 billion in Official Development Assistance to Cambodia between 2012 and 2016. This comprised $1.55 billion in grants, $869 million in technical assistance and $241 million in loans.


Cambodia and Japan established diplomatic relations in 1953, elevating their ties to a strategic level in 2013. 


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