Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Hun Sen to pay visit to Japan PM

Hun Sen to pay visit to Japan PM

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Prime Minister Hun Sen who is seen speaking at an event earlier this week, will be visiting Japan next week. Facebook

Hun Sen to pay visit to Japan PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen will pay an official working visit to Japan next week at the invitation of the Japanese government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday.

It will be the ninth meeting between Hun Sen and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The two premiers are expected to sign documents formalising two aid agreements – a roughly $35 million grant from Japan to implement the fourth phase of a JICA-sponsored flood-protection project in Phnom Penh, and a concessional loan from JICA of approximately $209 million to implement a container terminal project at the Sihanoukville port.

Japanese capital has been flooding into Cambodia, with Japanese investment in the Kingdom totalling $1.5 billion over the last 25 years, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia.

The premier will also pay a courtesy call to Crown Prince Naruhito, visit with Japanese business groups and meet with Cambodian students studying in Japan.

The visit will coincide with the 25th anniversary of Japanese peacekeepers arriving in Cambodia in 1992.


  • Kak Channthy, Cambodian Space Project frontwoman, killed in crash at 38 [Updated]

    Updated 5:05pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Kak Channthy, frontwoman of popular The Cambodian Space Project, was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh. She was 38. Channthy, the internationally recognised singer-songwriter also known as “Srey Thy”, was reportedly travelling in a tuk-tuk on the city's

  • Australian police investigating death threat against Kem Ley's widow

    Updated: 10:17am, Friday March 23, 2018 Australian authorities on Thursday confirmed they have launched an investigation into a crudely written death threat sent tothe family of slain political analyst Kem Ley and Victoria state MP Hong Lim. The typed letter, reported to Victoria police last week, is

  • Apparel groups including H&M and Gap urge Cambodia garment industry reform, seek meeting with Hun Sen

    A group representing some of the largest apparel brands in the US and Europe – including Gap, H&M and ASOS – expressed “growing concern” on Tuesday over several controversial labour laws and ongoing court cases against unionists described as restrictive and unjust. In an open letter

  • Hun Sen says Montagnards don’t exist in Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen once again attacked ex-opposition leader Sam Rainsy for pledging “autonomy” to Montagnards, claiming – seemingly incorrectly – the ethnic minority does not exist in Cambodia. “We respect all minorities such as Jarai, Steang, Phnong, but we have never had Montagnards,” the premier said