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3 Japanese Self Defense Force ships to visit Cambodia


09:55, September 28, 2012

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Three Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ships will be visiting Cambodia from Oct. 6-10 in order to strengthen friendship relations between the two nations, according to a press release from Japanese Embassy to Cambodia on Thursday.

The ships, named Kashima, Shimayuka and Matsuyuki, are led by Rear Admiral Hidetoshi Fuchinoue, Commander of Japan Training Squadron, the press release said, adding that they will dock at Cambodia's Sihnoukville Autonomous Port on Oct. 6 on the way of their training cruise in the open sea.

"The objectives of the visit are to give opportunities for 194 cadet school graduates to learn about culture and military as well as to strengthen friendship with Cambodia through various exchange programs," it said.

During the stay in Cambodia, Rear Admiral Fuchinoue plans to visit Phnom Penh to pay courtesy calls on Minister of National Defense Tea Banh and Commander of Cambodian Royal Navy Tea Vinh on Oct. 8, it added.

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