Nov 7, 2008

Members of JDS Monitoring Mission Visits APU

On Tuesday October 28, the Kingdom of Cambodia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Permanent Secretary Mr. Hor SOTHOUN visited APU as part of the JDS Monitoring Mission and sat down for a conversation with APU Vice President COOPER,M.J.M

APU, in collaboration with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS), is currently accepting talented young public officials and business people to its graduate school as exchange students to help train them to become leaders in 21st century Asia.

The two gentlemen spoke about the JDS program and of APU's role in the re-establishment of Kyushu as a bridge between Japan and Asia. During the conversation Mr. COOPER said "At APU everyone needs to communicate with people of different cultures. This creates an international network which students often maintain even after they graduate." To which Mr. SOTHOUN replied "I feel privileged to think that we have Cambodian students studying here at APU in the JDS program and with lecturers who are quite literally the cream of the crop."

There are currently 29 students from 7 countries and regions studying here at APU as part of the JDS program and 6 international students for the Kingdom of Cambodia. It is hoped that the cooperative and supportive relationship between APU and the Kingdom of Cambodia will continue in the future.


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