Partnership agreement concluded with Kingdom of Cambodia

Oct 15, 2015

A partnership agreement was concluded between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Kingdom of Cambodia, and the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University.

On October 5, H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Kingdom of Cambodia Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Minister, paid a courtesy visit to President TAKEDA Hiroshi. Among the delegates from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS), were Director General of Policy and Planning H.E. Mr. Lim Sothea, and Deputy Director of Department of Finance Mr. Tep Phyorith. Attending from Kobe University were Professor OGATA Yasushi, Director of the Centre for Asian Studies; Professor OKADA Akihiro, Dean of the Graduate School of Human Development and Environment; Professor YOTSUMOTO Kenji, Dean of the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies; and Professor OGAWA Keiichi, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies.

The MoEYS delegates visited Kobe University Secondary School, after which they met with President TAKEDA Hiroshi. The Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony was held and attended by all delegates and members of Kobe University mentioned above.

As well as receiving exchange students from Cambodia, Kobe University’s Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies has collaborated with the Kingdom of Cambodia on international exchange initiatives supported by the MEXT Official Development Assistance Grants for UNESCO Activities and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Education, Finance, and Administration training support program. During his meeting with President TAKEDA, Minister Naron emphasized the importance of developing human resources in the Kingdom of Cambodia, and expressed the delegation’s gratitude to the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies for their support.

It is expected that this visit and partnership agreement will further facilitate exchange between the two institutions.

(International Affairs Planning Division)