Outgoing Cambodian ambassador visits Fuwa

Japanese Communist Party Central Committee Chair Fuwa Tetsuzo received outgoing Cambodian Ambassador to Japan Ing Kieth on January 24 at the JCP head office.

Kieth, who arrived in Japan as ambassador in June 1999, expressed his appreciation of the dialogue and exchanges he has had with the JCP.

Fuwa responded to the ambassador by saying that he is happy that relations between the JCP and Cambodia have improved during the ambassador's tenure of office and that the JCP's contacts with Ambassador Kieth and the embassy have increased.

Fuwa also spoke about the friendly talks he had with Norodom Ranariddh, president of the Funcinpeck Party and National Assembly president, last September in Beijing at the International Conference of Asian Political Parties.

Kieth explained the Cambodian policy of pushing forward with nation-building by overcoming the negative legacies of the civil war.

While Fuwa spoke about episodes at Angkor Wat during his 1984 visit to Cambodia, its history, and culture, Kieth talked about the 17-century history of Japan and Cambodia. (end)

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