Prime Minister Kishida met with Army Commander Hun Manet, who has been nominated as a candidate for the future Prime Minister of Cambodia, and expressed his intention to further develop the defense cooperation between the two countries.

Prime Minister Kishida met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's eldest son, Hun Manet, Army Commander, who has been nominated as a candidate for future Prime Minister, at the Prime Minister's Office on the morning of the 16th.

In this, Prime Minister Kishida mentioned that it has been 30 years since Japan dispatched the Self-Defense Forces to Cambodia as part of the United Nations peacekeeping operations. I want to further develop the relationship. "

In addition, Prime Minister Kishida welcomes Cambodia as the chair of the ASEAN-Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and bilateral relations as it will be 70 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Cambodia next year. I told you that I would like to make it an opportunity for further development.

In response, Hun Manet said, "We would like to further strengthen our cooperation with Japan. We support Japan's idea of'free and open Indo-Pacific'."