Japan’s Kono airs hopes for Cambodia’s continued democratization

Tokyo – Foreign Minister Taro Kono expressed hope Wednesday for Cambodia’s further development and democratization in talks with his Cambodian counterpart Prak Sokhonn.

Touching on Japan’s history of working closely with Cambodia since peace was achieved in the Southeast Asian country years ago, Kono reiterated his call for the democratization process to continue and for the freedom and rights of its people to be respected, according to the Foreign Ministry.

In July, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party secured a landslide victory in the country’s general election in the absence of a major opposition party. The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party was forced to dissolve ahead of the race.

Read the full story: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180920/p2g/00m/0dm/007000c

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