Japan and Cambodia affirm security cooperation in Indo-Pacific

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday agreed with the heir apparent of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to boost security cooperation to achieve a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

“I’d like to deepen not only our bilateral relations but also security cooperation,” Kishida told Hun Manet, who is now commander of Cambodia’s army, at his office in Tokyo.

Hun Manet arrived in Tokyo on Monday at the invitation of the Defense Ministry, as this year marks the 30th anniversary of Japan’s dispatch of Self-Defense Forces personnel to Cambodia — the first time the SDF participated in a U.N. peacekeeping operation.

In full: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/02/16/national/cambodia-security-cooperation-indo-pacific/

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