Cambodia and Japan signed here this morning the Exchange of Notes and related documents on the extension of the Grant Aid of approximately US$3.3 million for the implementation of the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship in 2021.

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn and H.E. Mikami Masahiro, Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia, were the signatories.

The grant aid extended by the Government of Japan will crucially contribute to promoting human resource development of the Kingdom of Cambodia as well as further enhancing the close cooperation and bond of traditional friendship between the two countries, said H.E. Prak Sokhonn at the signing ceremony.

Through this cooperation, 26 Cambodian young government officials will be able to study at universities in Japan, he pointed out.

Since its launch in 2020, some 500 Cambodian officials have benefited from the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship, known as JDS, he added.

For his part, H.E. Mikami Masahiro expressed his strong belief that this project has greatly contributed to the development of human resources of Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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