Cambodia, Japan To Deepen Bilateral Relations and Cooperation

image002Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Hor Namhong held bilateral talks here this morning with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister H.E. Fumio Khisida.

We discussed numerous issues to further deepen bilateral ties and cooperation, said H.E. Hor Namhong at a joint press conference after the meeting.

Some regional issues, including that of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), was also raised during the bilateral talks, H.E. Hor Namhong said.

For his part, H.E. Fumio Khisida said Japan is willing to further enhance the bilateral relationship and cooperation with Cambodia, particularly in the fields of politics, economy, trade, investment and tourism.

Japan is one of the key development partners in Cambodia. According to the data of the Japan External Trade Organization, in first five months of this year, Cambodia exported products to Japan with a total amount of US$288.8 million, up 40.8 percent, while its imports from Japan were valued at US$91.9 million, up 5.3 percent.

Japan’s investment in Cambodia also saw remarkable increase, from US$35 million in 2010 to US$328 million in 2012.

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