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Japanese ambassador discusses labour cooperation

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Labour Minister Ith Samheng yesterday met with outgoing Japanese Ambassador Hidehisa Horinouchi to discuss boosting ties between the two nations, especially in the labour sector.

Mr Samheng said Cambodia will continue to cooperate with the Japanese embassy and maintain good relations in the future.

“During Mr Horinouchi’s time in Cambodia, he paid much attention to Cambodia, including in the labour sector, which continues to improve through cooperation with Japan,” Mr Samheng said.

He added that both countries have agreed on implementing an agreement that will see Cambodian trainers take care of elderly people in Japan next year after they have completed their training in Cambodia.

“I want to say thanks to the government of Japan for accepting and training Cambodian trainers so that they can obtain high salaries and better skills, so they can help improve their living standards,” Mr Samheng said.

Mr Horinouchi in the meeting told Mr Samheng that Japan will continue to provide training to Cambodians after he leaves. He noted that the labour sector in Cambodia is improving and that more jobs are available.

“Japan is happy to provide more human resources training to Cambodia,” Mr Horinouchi said.

Mr Samheng said that he will miss Mr Horinouchi, who is set to leave the Kingdom in the next two weeks, and congratulated him on his new position as the Japanese ambassador to the Netherlands.

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