Hun Manet, the eldest son of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and commander of the nation’s army, plans To go to Japan in mid-February for talks with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and completely different prime officers, Japanese authorities sources said Sunday.

Japan intends to step up coordination with Cambodia, this yr’s chair of the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations, over the Myanmar disaster and regional safety by way of the go to of A particular person Hun Sen has appointed as his inheritor apparent, the sources said.

Cambodia nationwide flags. (NurPhoto/Getty/Kyodo)

Hun Manet Is predicted To primarytain separate talks with Kishida, Overseas Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Protection Minister Nobuo Kishi, As properly as to Floor Self-Protection Strain troops To debate methods to deepen bilateral defense cooperation, amongst completely different factors. 

Japan plans To Think about Myanmar factors all by way of a collection of conferences with Hun Manet, Who’s claimed to have accompanied Hun Sen when he traveled to Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw in January for talks with junta chief Min Aung Hlaing.

Hun Sen turned The primary foreign chief To go to Myanmar As a Outcome of the army detained civilian chief Aung San Suu Kyi and overthrew her democratically elected authorities in a coup on Feb. 1, 2021.

The junta has killed about 1,500 peaceable demonstrators and completely different residents As a Outcome of the army takeover, Based mostly on The assist Affiliation for Political Prisoners, An space monitoring group.

The deliberate journey of Hun Manet comes On the invitation of The japanese Protection Ministry as this yr marks the Thirtieth anniversary since Japan despatched Self-Protection Strains particular personnel to Cambodia As a Outcome of the primary case of SDF participation in U.N. peacekeeping operations.

Hun Manet final go toed Japan in April 2018 and met with then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.