Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 29 – Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane pledged to Prime Minister Hun Sen that he will further enhance the relation between Japan and Cambodia, according to Eang Sophallet, personal secretary to the premier.

The commitment of Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs was made when he paid a courtesy call to the premier at Phnom Penh’s Peace Palace on Monday and on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Japan-Cambodia friendship and establishment of the Japanese consulates in Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Oddar Meanchey and Kampong Thom.

Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs stated that he will examine any works which the leadesr of both countries has already agreed and will achieve those works effectively and successfully.

He stressed that the goals of Japan in the regional cooperation are to enhance the development in the south corridor include the development of infrastructure, Sihanouk Ville Special Economic Zone and Port, as well as human resource capacity building.

Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs told the premier that Japan decided to build a faculty to train teachers in Cambodia. Moreover, Japanese State Minister thanked the premier for granting opportunity to meet youths of the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP).

In response, the premier thanked Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs for aiding Cambodia that are on the prioritized targets of the development of Cambodia, focusing on “human resource, water, electricity and road”.

Regarding the meeting with SSEAYP, the premier stated that it is very important for people-to-people connectivity and the relations between ASEAN youth and Japanese youth. He added that SSEAYP alumni has founded an association with the consecutive increase of members annually.