|The Cambodia Herald|
PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Prime Minister Hun Sen left Thursday morning to attend the 40th ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit and the 5th Mekong-Japan Summit held in Tokyo, Japan.
Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, Minister of Commerce Sun Chanthol, Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Poun Moniroth and other members of the government were seen accompanying Hun Sen to the summits which will be held from December 12-14.
After the conclusion of the summits, Hun Sen will pay an official visit to Japan until December 17, and will meet with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to a statement issued Monday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The statement said the 40th ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit will adopt a vision statement on friendship and cooperation on "jointly tackling the challenges in the region and globally".
The 5th Mekong -Japan summit will approve strategies that were adopted in Tokyo, 2012 for the cooperation between Japan and the Mekong region.
During the visit, Hun Sen and Shinzo Abe will hold bilateral talks and preside over the signing ceremony of four documents, which are:
1 - Exchange of Notes of the Project for Improvement of the National Road No. 1.
2 - Exchange of Notes of the Project for Improvement of Sihanouk Provincial Referral Hospital
3 - Exchange of Notes of the Project for Improvement of the Equipment for the Restoration of the Western Causeway of Angkor Wat
4 - Memorandum on Defense Cooperation and Exchange between the Ministry of Defense of Japan and the Ministry of National Defense of the Kingdom of Cambodia.