Illustration photo. (Photo: VNA)
Phnom Penh (VNA) – Three Japanese modern warships on February 17 docked at Cambodia's Sihanoukville port, announced the Cambodian army.

The vessels, namely Akebono, Hatakaze and Yamayuki, are led by Captain Kazuhiko Mizoe, commander of Escort Division 11 of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.

The visit will run until February 20.

A press release from the Japanese Embassy in Cambodia indicated that the objectives of the visit are to strengthen friendship between Japan and Cambodia as well as to give opportunities for the crew to learn about culture and military in Cambodia.

As scheduled, the crew led by Mizoe will pay a courtesy call on the commander of the Royal Cambodian Navy in Phnom Penh.-VNA