Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Phnom Penh on November 16, the first stop of his two-day visit to Southeast Asia.

This is the first visit to Cambodia by a Japanese prime minister in 13 years.

Abe and his Cambodian counterpart Prime Minister Hun Sen later signed a number of cooperation documents in education and training, peacekeeping operations and health care services.

During his stay in Cambodia, the Japanese Prime Minister had a meeting with Cambodian King Sihamoni.

Japan is among generous providers of official development assistance for Cambodia in the fields of humanitarian, health, education and mine clearance.

Prime Minister Abe is scheduled to leave Phnom Penh for Laos on November 17. He will have separate talks with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and President Choummaly Sayasone.

With the trip, PM Abe will have visited all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations since taking office last December.

The trip takes place almost a month ahead of the Japan-ASEAN Summit, scheduled for December 13-15 in Tokyo, marking the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.-VNA