Phnom Penh (FN), September 12 - Minister of National Defense, Tea Banh said that Japan will grow Cambodia's defense further through human resources and military equipment.

He added that Japan would equip the Ministry of National Defense and that both nations have pledged to maintain security in the region.

Tea Banh is scheduled to visit Japan and meet with the Japanese Defense Minister to discuss regional and global security as well as bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

The 9th ASEAN-Japan Deputy Defense Ministerial Forum in Fukuoka, Japan will be held from September 12 to 14.