Phnom Penh (FN), Mar. 24 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen supported and encouraged the Sasakawa Foundation in Cambodia, part of Japan's The Nippon Foundation, to continue its humanitarian programs to assist the kingdom.

The premier spoke during a courtesy call by the chairman of The Nippon Foundation Yohei Sasakawa, on Friday (Mar 24) at the Peace Palace.

Yohei Sasakawa briefed the premier on the activities of the Sasakawa Foundation in Cambodia, which is currently active in four humanitarian aid activities such as providing technical schools for making artificial limbs, teaching English and providing scholarships to poor students, working with the Ministry of Health in the fight to eliminate leprosy, and diverse humanitarian works performed by The Nippon Foundation in Myanmar.

For his part, premier Hun Sen expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the Sasakawa Foundation, which did not only help the people of Cambodia but also the people of other countries, in terms of artificial limb productions.

Lastly, Samdech thanked Yohei Sasakawa for assisting the kingdom in various sectors, such as education as well as health sector in the fight to eliminate leprosy. These activities will also help women and children in Myanmar. Samdech also asked the fund to further its programs to assist Cambodia.