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Japan's Crown Prince starts first official visit to Cambodia

2012-06-27 03:47:00 GMT2012-06-27 11:47:00(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

PHNOM PENH, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito arrived here on Wednesday morning for a 3-day official visit to boost bilateral ties.

At the Phnom Penh International Airport, the Crown Prince was warmly greeted by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Royal Palace Kong Sam Ol and other senior government officials.

During the stay, Naruhito will be received in royal audience by the King Norodom Sihamoni and meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen, according to a press release from Cambodia's foreign ministry.

The Crown Prince is also scheduled to visit Angkor Wat temples, a world heritage site, in Siem Reap province, which is located about 315 km northwest of the capital city Phnom Penh.

Cambodia is his second leg of the 3-nation tour. His first stop was Thailand and he will leave Cambodia for Laos on Friday.

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