Japan-Cambodia Summit Meeting

September 28, 2022
[Provisional translation]

On September 28, commencing at 9:00 a.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a meeting with Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, who was on a visit to Japan. The summary of the meeting is as follows.

1. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Hun Sen for visiting Japan to attend the state funeral for the late former Prime Minister ABE Shinzo, and expressed his desire to work closely with him to further develop bilateral relations. In response, Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his condolences for the passing of Mr. Abe, saying that Mr. Abe contributed for the people of Japan, Cambodia and the world. Prime Minister Hun Sen also expressed his desire to further develop the current positive relationship between Japan and Cambodia, which is part of the legacy left by Mr. Abe.

2. As the two leaders exchanged views on Japan-Cambodia relations, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his desire to strengthen security cooperation and promote investment in Cambodia by Japanese companies in order to strengthen bilateral economic ties. In response, Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his appreciation to various cooperation by Japan and stated that he would like to continue to work closely with Japan.

3. With the 50th year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation next year in mind, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his desire to work closely with Cambodia toward the ASEAN-related Summit Meetings in November this year. The two leaders also exchanged candid views on regional affairs, and agreed to work more closely together in dealing with regional and international affairs, which included the situation in Ukraine, the East and South China Seas, North Korean issues, including the nuclear and missile issues, the abductions issue, and the situation in Myanmar.

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