Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen witnessed the signing in Tokyo by the two defenceministers of a memorandum of understanding in bilateral defencecooperation and exchanges.
“We would like tostrengthen tie-ups in addressing issues in the region and theinternational community,” Abe told a press conference after his meetingwith Hun Sen.
For his part, Hun Senexpressed support for Japan’s call to hold a defence ministers meetingbetween Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN).
During the meeting, Abe also pledged13.8 billion JPY (133.7 million USD) in loan for three infrastructureprojects in Cambodia.
The two PMsalso agreed to start negotiations on a bilateral air agreement with aview to launching direct flights between the two countries.-VNA