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Japan-Cambodia direct flights to start next month

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A Japanese airline will launch regular direct flights from Japan to Cambodia next month, Akihiro Ohta, visiting Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, said.

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Minister Ohta unveiled the plan during a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. "There will be direct flights from Narita Airport (Tokyo) to Phnom Penh in September and from Narita Airport to cultural city of Siem Reap province in October."

Mr. Ohta said Japan wanted to create cooperation with Cambodia in infrastructure sector such as the development of highways, clean water system and civil aviation.

Prime Minister Hun Sen said he fully supported direct flight connection between the two nations as it would further broaden bilateral ties and cooperation.

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