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Hun Sen to pay visit to Japan PM

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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.

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