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JAPAN'S Diary Prime Feature Minister's TECHNOLOGICAL ACHIEVEMENTS PRIME MINISTER VISITS THE KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA AND THE LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC. The following day in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Prime Minister Abe and Prime Minister Thongsing held a summit meeting. The two leaders reaffirmed the traditionally friendly relationship between the two countries and shared the view that, in order to further strengthen their “Comprehensive Partnership”, Japan and Laos will advance cooperation. And as the year 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Laos, the two leaders reaffirmed that both countries will closely coordinate and cooperate with each other to promote a wide range of exchange between the two countries, including high-level leaders mutual visits. Above: Prime Minister Abe shaking hands with H.E. Mr. Samdech Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Cambodia Below: Prime Minister visiting the National Maternal and Child Health Center in Phnom Penh F rom November 16 to 17, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. On November 16 in the Kingdom of Cambodia, Prime Minister Abe and Prime Minister Hun Sen held a summit meeting. The two leaders celebrated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Cambodia, and shared a commitment to further broadening the bilateral relationship, based on the robust cooperative relationship to date since the days of the Cambodian peace process as well as the “New Partnership” established between the two countries. Later, in Phnom Penh, he attended a medical seminar and visited the National Maternal and Child Health Center. 4 | highlighting japan Above: Prime Minister Abe shaking hands with H.E. Mr. Thongsing Thammavong, Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic Below: The joint press announcement Photographs and text courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Cabinet Public Relations Office of the Government of Japan.