Countries & Regions
Japan-Cambodia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
June 30, 2013
On Sunday, June 30, for approximately 30 minutes from 12:52 p.m. (local time), Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, met with Mr. Hor Namhong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia, in a bilateral meeting room at the Brunei International Convention Centre. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- Minister Kishida stated that, this year, as the two countries celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Cambodia, he would like to further develop the relationship of trust between the two countries that has been forged since the Cambodian peace process. In response, Minister Hor Namhong expressed his gratitude for Japan’s cooperation since the peace process and his intention to continue to work with Minister Kishida toward further development of bilateral relations.
- Minister Kishida welcomed a steady increase of investment by Japanese companies in Cambodia and enhancement of economic relationship. He also stated that Japan wanted to continue its support to Cambodia’s efforts for development. Furthermore, he stated that he hoped to see the upcoming election for the National Assembly of Cambodia in a free, fair, smooth and peaceful manner. In response, Minister Hor Namhong stated his expectation for further investment promotion, and stated that the National Assembly election will be held in a fair, democratic and transparent way.
- Minister Kishida and Minister Hor Namhong also exchanged views on regional issues in the Asia-Pacific.