Hun Sen Says He Looks Forward to Working Closely with Japan’s New Prime Minister

He stated this in a letter to Yoshihide Suga shortly after he was elected.

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sept. 17 sent a message to Yoshihide Suga, congratulating him on becoming Japan’s prime minister and stating that he is looking forward to working closely with him to achieve mutual benefits for the two nations.

“On behalf of the Royal Government and people of the Kingdom of Cambodia, I have a great pleasure to extend my warmest congratulations to Your Excellency on your appointment as the new Prime Minister of Japan following a landslide victory in the Liberal Democratic Party – LDP leadership election on September 14, 2020,” Hun Sen said in his letter dated Sept. 17 and released to the media on Sept. 18.

Following the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Suga, who is 71 years old and the son of a strawberry farmer, was elected leader of the ruling LDP on Sept. 14. He was then elected by parliament on Sept. 16, becoming the 99th prime minister of the third largest economy in the world—based on 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) data.

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