Three Vessels of Japanese Self-Defense Force Arrive in Preah Sihanouk Province

Three vessels of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) arrived at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port this morning for a four-day visit in Cambodia, to strengthen the good relationship and cooperation between the two countries.

The JMSDF’s “MAKINAMI”, “ASAYUKI”, and “SHIMAYUKI” with a total of 584 crew members on board was led by Captain Masahiko Kawakubo, Commander of the Escort Division 13 of JMSDF. They were warmly welcomed upon their arrival by Admiral Ros Veasna, Deputy Commander of Ream Naval Base.

According to Captain Masahiko Kawakubo, the visit is aimed to strengthen friendship between Japan and Cambodia through various exchange programmes as well as to give opportunities for 110 cadet school graduates to learn about culture and the military in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

During his stay in Cambodia from Feb. 13 to 16, Captain Masahiko Kawakubo will pay courtesy visits to Preah Sihanouk provincial governor and commander of Ream Naval Base, and visit Preah Sihanouk Provincial Police and Gendarmerie Commands as well as Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide, Independence Monument, and Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, and Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces in Kampong Speu province.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press