Prime Minister Hun Sen was scheduled to meet with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Sunday, a day after Japan and the member states of Asean agreed to ensure “freedom of overflight” in the region. The agreement will likely be taken as an affront by China, which recently imposed its own unilateral air defense zone over disputed waters between itself and Japan. While Japan is Cambodia’s largest development aid donor, China is the country’s largest investor and is considered to have closer ties with Cambodia than with any other Asean member. According to state-run news agency AKP,
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