Signing of Japan-Cambodia Air Services Agreement

January 14, 2015
Japanese

    1. On January 14, in the presence of H.E. Mr. Kazuyuki Nakane, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Mr. Hor Namhong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Yuji Kumamaru, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and H.E. Mr. Mao Havannall, Secretary of State, State Secretariat of Civil Aviation of Cambodia, signed the “Agreement between Japan and the Kingdom of Cambodia for Air Services” (Japan-Cambodia Air Services Agreement) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
    2. A substantial agreement was reached during the visit to Cambodia by H.E. Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, in June last year. With the aim of establishing a legal framework to open scheduled airline routes between Japan and Cambodia, this Agreement mutually grants both sides the right to operate scheduled flights and prescribes matters such as exemption of customs duties, basic principles for determining capacity, procedures for deciding tariffs, and ensuring of measures for aviation safety and security. It is anticipated that this Agreement will allow for the stable operation of scheduled flights between Japan and Cambodia, and will further promote people-to-people and economic exchanges.
    3. This Agreement will enter into force on the day of exchange of diplomatic notes indicating that the Agreement has been approved in accordance with the respective legal procedures of Japan and Cambodia (In the case of Japan, the approval of the Diet is required.).