Japan and Cambodia vow to continue supporting Ukrainian mine clearance efforts


Japanese and Cambodian foreign ministers agreed on Tuesday that their countries will continue to cooperate in supporting the removal of Russian landmines and unexploded bombs from Ukraine amid Moscow’s protracted war in the Eastern European state.

Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said after meeting his Cambodian counterpart, Prak Sokhonn, in Tokyo that they also pledged to further promote ties between Japan and Cambodia as this year marks the 70th anniversary of their establishing diplomatic ties.

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The two governments announced last week that they had begun training Ukrainian officials to clear landmines laid by Russia, which launched its attack on Ukraine in February.

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