Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cambodia says cooperation with Japan will enhance country's defense capacity

A naval soldier from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army
looks through a pair of binoculars onboard China’s first aircraft carrier
“Liaoning” as it visits a military harbor on the South China Sea
in Sanya. (Photo: Reuters) 2013-12-17

PHNOM PENH, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- The newly-signed defense cooperation deal between Cambodia and Japan would help Cambodia strengthen capacity in national defense, a senior official said Tuesday.

The two countries inked a memorandum on defense cooperation during the official visit of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to Japan from Dec. 15-17, Kao Kim Hourn, minister attached to Prime Minister Hun Sen, said in a news conference on Tuesday at Phnom Penh International Airport upon the premier's arrival from Japan.

"It was the first-ever defense cooperation between Cambodia and Japan," he said.

Under the deal, Japan would assist Cambodia develop military human resources, particularly in mine clearance, and in other fields.

During the visit, Hun Sen and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe agreed on Sunday to upgrade relationship between the two countries to a "strategic partnership," he added.

Abe also pledged 134 million U.S. dollars in new loans for three infrastructure projects in Cambodia.

Editor: Mengjie


Anonymous said...

Every where Hun Sen goes money start to pouring in. He is a good luck charm. How does he going to pay it back ?

Anonymous said...

Chinese will see Hun sen kick his back Cambodia is going to be the ring of fighting ground Yuon,China ,Japen a looser Khmer People not Hun SEN? he sold the to Country to this point now

Anonymous said...

After Chinese government criticized AH HUN SEN Vietcong slave government for not bring about peaceful resolution with the opposition party and now he signed a defense pact with the Japanese. Oh well...China will see encirclement and what then and there won't be peace in mainland Southeast Asia!

I thought Cambodia is a neutral country!