Japanese Lawmakers Committed to Assisting CMAC Operations
(Phnom Penh): Lawmakers from Japan have vowed to continue to assist CMAC’s operations to continue its remaining plan. The confirmation was made when a delegation from Japan, led by Imamura Masahiro, visited the headquarters of CMAC on 15 January, 2020.
The head of the delegation and his wife visited CMAC in Phnom Penh to learn about the operation and examine the possibility of supporting CMAC’s operations. Please note that, Imamura Masahiro is the President of the Japan-Cambodia Parliamentary Alliance, and his wife is the daughter of former Prime Minister of Japan, Obochi Keizo.
At the meeting, Imamura Mahashiro informed HE Director General of CMAC Heng Ratana that he will report to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon his return to Japan on what CMAC needs.
He is committed to supporting CMAC in mine clearance cooperation as planned. He acknowledged and appreciated Cambodia, which transformed from a country torn by civil war to a country with rapid development.
In the end, it has been highlighted that Japan has been the largest donor in demining operations since the 1990s to CMAC. To date, Japan has provided Cambodia with over $ 120 million in mine clearance with several mine clearance facilities. In particular, Japan promises to continue to support CMAC’s operations by 2020.