Six young Cambodian government officials who are working at ministries or organisations related to infrastructure policies are visiting Japan through December 5 at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan under the JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth) 2017 programme.
This programme was planned to promote the “New Tokyo Strategy 2015 for Mekong-Japan Cooperation (MJC2015)” adopted on July 4 2015 at the seventh Mekong-Japan summit.
The programme aims to reinforce Mekong-Japan cooperation, especially by strengthening “soft” connectivity. In this regard, this programme focuses on management and maintenance of infrastructure, as well as human resource development.
The participants will visit the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They will also visit some companies and organisations related to infrastructure around the Tokyo area and observe a disaster prevention-related facility in Miyagi prefecture.
The JENESYS programme aims to promote mutual trust and understanding among the people of Japan and other participating countries and to build a basis for future friendship and cooperation.
It is expected that the participants will deepen their understanding of Japan and after coming back, share their experience widely with the Cambodian people.