On 20th January 2017, H.E. Ambassador Chea Kimtha signed the Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands with H.E. Mr. Tom D. Kijiner, Ambassador of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to Japan, in Tokyo.
On 13th January 2017, H.E. Ambassador Chea Kimtha received a meeting with Mr. Hiroshi Yokoo, Chairman of AEON 1% Club Foundation, and Mr. Ken Hayami, Executive Director of Japan Committee for UNICEF, at the Royal Embassy of Cambodia.
Mr. Hiroshi Yokoo briefed H.E. Ambassador about the fund-raising activities for AEON-UNICEF Safe Water Campaign, aimed at improving access to safe drinking water for the most vulnerable children in Cambodia.
On the occasion of the 63rd Anniversary of Cambodia’s Independence Day on 9th November 1953-2016, H.E. Ambassador Chea Kimtha posted a congratulatory message on special supplements of The Japan Times which was published on 7th November 2016.
In this special commemoration, some Japanese dignitaries including H.E. Mr. Takeo Hiranuma, Member of House of Representatives of Japan and Chairman of Japan-Cambodia Parliamentary Friendship League, and H.E. Mr. Yasushi Akashi, former special representative of the UN Secretary-General for Cambodia, contributed their messages to the Japan Times, which reflected the current development of Cambodia and much progress in the bilateral relationship between Cambodia and Japan.
In addition, four honorary consuls of Cambodia to Japan, Cambodia-Japan Friendship Associations to some prefectures in Japan and other private Japanese companies extended their congratulations and best wishes, posted on The Japan Times, to Cambodian people on this auspicious occasion.
PS: The Link of Cambodia’s Independence Day on The Japan Times is below:
At the invitation of Mr. Kazunari Takezaki, Mayor of Ashikita town and Chair of the Ashikita International Association, H.E. Ambassador Chea Kimtha attended the “15th Ashikita International Festival” on 23rd October 2016 at Ashikita town, Kumamoto Prefecture.
The purpose of the invitation in the Festival was to mark the “20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Ashikita International Association” and especially congratulate the 20-year relationship between Cambodia and Ashikita.
The Ashikita International Association was established in December 1996 and has started the school-building campaign in Cambodia since its establishment. The Association has so far built many schools in Cambodia and also made student-student exchange programs between Ashikita and Cambodia for mutual understanding in the field of education and culture.