Japan foreign minister praises Cambodian PM’s Myanmar trip outcome

Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Tuesday praised the positive results stemming from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s recent visit to junta-ruled Myanmar, amid efforts to find a breakthrough in the political turmoil following last year’s military coup there, the Japanese government said.

During phone talks with his Cambodian counterpart Prak Sokhonn, Hayashi said the visit has led to an announcement of an extended cease-fire between the junta and ethnic minority groups, and made progress in humanitarian assistance, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

Hun Sen met Myanmar’s junta chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing last Friday, becoming the first foreign leader to visit the country since the military seized power in February 2021 and ousted the democratically elected government of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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