Phnom Penh (FN), Apr. 23 – Japanese prime minister Kishida Fumio announced his continued support for Cambodia in the development of Sihanoukville deep sea port to contribute to the development of the kingdom, and the Japan also pledged to continue to provide concessions for the development of the ports.

His announcement was made in a bilateral meeting with Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen at the sidelines of the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit, held on Saturday (23 Apr) in Kumamoto City, Japan.

Japanese premier confirmed that the two countries' cooperative relations have boosted, especially in the fields of security and defense, along with the training of human resources of peacekeepers under the United Nations framework.

Kishida thanked Cambodia for allowing and welcoming the docking of Japanese naval ships in the past, which contributed to strengthening the defense ties between the two countries.

On that occasion, premier Hun Sen stated that Cambodia will continue to welcome Japanese naval ships to visit and dock at Cambodian ports. The development of the Sihanoukville deep sea port will help accelerate the economic development and promote the export of Cambodian agricultural products to international markets, the premier underlined.

Samdech Hun Sen hoped that Japan will continue to assist Cambodia in irrigation and clean water. He added that Cambodia will continue to enhance defense sector with Japan to further boost bilateral cooperation between the two countries.