Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Cambodia Herald, Dec. 18, 2013
PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Japan to help Cambodia with election reform: government official
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has agreed to send experts to Cambodia to help tackle the country's election reform issues.
Japan has agreed to send their experts to study and help Cambodia with its election reforms following a request by Prime Minister Hun Sen during his visit to Japan, according to Kao Kim Hourn, an Advisor to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Both of the Prime Minister's of Cambodia and Japan have also agreed to boost strategic partnership as well as military cooperation between the two countries.
Kim Hourn added that Shinzo Abe has also pledged to provide funds to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
Prime Minister Hun Sen left Cambodia last Thursday to attend the 40th ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit and the 5th Mekong-Japan Summit.
During the visit, the two leaders held bilateral talks and presided over the signing ceremony of four documents:
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.
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