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PM to attend 10th Mekong-Japan Summit

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The Prime Minister’s pre-boarding wave goodbye at the Phnom Penh airport. KT/ Ven Rathavong

The Foreign Ministry announced that Prime Minister Hun Sen will fly to Japan on Saturday to attend the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit (October 6 to 10).


The attendees of the Mekong-Japan Summit will be granted an audience with His Majesty the Emperor.

Hun Sen will deliver a speech on the future direction Mekong-Japan cooperation should take, and deliver his keynote remarks focusing on attracting Japanese investors to the Mekong region.

On the sidelines of the summit Hun Sen will meet with his Japanese counterpart, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues of common interest, after which they will hold a press conference.

The premier will receive courtesy calls from the president of the Japan-Cambodia Parliamentary Friendship Association, Masahiro Imamura; the president and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Hiroyuki Ishige; the president of the Cambodia-Japan Association, Fumiaki Takahashi; the representative of Mitsui & Co. Ltd, Nobuaki Kitamori;  and the representative of Minebea Cambodia Co. Ltd, Yoshihisa Kainuma.

Hun Sen will also visit two industrial sites, namely the Container Port in Yokohama and the Ariake Water Reclamation Center.

He will also have the opportunity to meet with members of the Cambodian community and students in Japan.

On World Teacher’s Day, Oct. 5, he heard that protests in Japan are expected and responded with “Please do it,” asserting that he doesn’t care about this because there will be more welcomers there than protestors.

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