Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Cambodian counterpart Hor Namhong agreed to keep working together over infrastructure development in Cambodia and four other countries along the Mekong River during their meeting in Tokyo on June 2.

They met ahead of a summit in Tokyo on July 4 that will gather Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the leaders of five Southeast Asian nations known as Mekong states -- Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, Japan's Foreign Ministry said.

Japan will continue to provide assistance for infrastructure building in Cambodia and help boost intraregional connectivity, said Kishida.

Hor Namhong, who is also Cambodia's deputy prime minister, said the development of the Mekong region will contribute to connecting the whole region covering members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Assisting infrastructure development in Cambodia is part of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s investment initiative announced last May. Accordingly, Japan will provide 110 billion USD to promote "quality infrastructure" in Asia over the next five years.-VNA