AKP, Phnom Penh, March 9, 2011
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen (right) meets here on Mar. with a visiting Mr. Ima Gawa, Former Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia from 1991 to 1993.
In the meeting, Mr. Ima Gawa said during the trial of the International Court for Justice in 1962 on the Preah Vihear issue, there was the participation of Japanese Judge Mr. Naka Kotoro who had clearly convinced that the Preah Vihear temple and the area around this temple are belonging to Cambodia. So, the Thai’s behavior to the Preah Vihear issue is 100% wrong.
Photo: Chey Phum Pul
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen (right) has allowed a delegation of the Republic of Korea led by Former Deputy Prime Minister H.E Mr. Oh Myung, President of Woongjin Energy Company, President of High Technology Institute of the Republic of Korea to meet him for a courtesy meeting on Mar. 8 in Phnom Penh.
Photo: Chey Phum Pul_____
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall organizes its annual meeting on Mar. 7 held under the presidency of the Provincial Governor, H.E Sbong Sarat to review its works in 2010 and set up its work plane for 2011.
Photo: Ngo Somony, AKP-Preah Sihanouk
Cambodian Premier Meets Japanese Veteran Diplomat
Phnom Penh, March 9, 2011 AKP – Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen met here on March 8 with Mr. Yukio Imagawa, governing council member for foreign affairs of Japan Young Human.
Mr. Yukio Imagawa, also a Japanese veteran diplomat to Cambodia in the 60’s and the 90’s made some comments on Khmer Preah Vihear Temple, saying that Thai behavior to Preah Vihear issue was wrong at 100 %, Ieng Sophalet, an assistant to the Cambodian premier, told reporters following the meeting.
Mr. Yukio Imagawa recalled Preah Vihear in 1962 when he held an office as a third secretary of Japanese embassy in Cambodia and he knew that the international court of Justice in The Hague ruled that the temple belongs to Cambodia and the Cambodians were then very happy.
Also, Thai authorities did not object to the international court’s verdict, it means that Thailand recognized it, he said.
But it was over 40 years ago and what Thailand has done over the temple issue was not acceptable, he said, because in the international court there was a Japanese judge participating in the court decision that the temple and its surrounding area belong to Cambodian territory.
As a non-governmental organization, he said, his organization helped build school buildings and promote art, music, culture, well-being and hygiene in Nepal and Laos, mainly Cambodia.
The purpose of his organization is to promote the security and peace in Cambodia and Japan, and the region and the world as well, he said.
In Cambodia, he said, his organization disseminated information about hygienic matter and distributed booklets relating to hygiene, notably helping Cambodia, Japan, as well as the region and the world.
In reply, the Cambodia premier appreciated Mr. Yukio Imagawa for understanding Cambodia’s geographic situation, mainly helping education, culture, well-being, and hygiene, as well as the provision of 266 school-buildings as a main key to grant the training to Cambodian resources.–AKP
By THOU Peou