Vietnam, Cambodia enhance defence ties

A high-ranking military delegation from Vietnam led by Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and Deputy Minister of National Defence, left Hanoi for an official visit to Cambodia on October 30.

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The visit, made at the invitation of General Vong Pisen, commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), aims to review cooperation between the VPA General Staff and the RCAF High Command over the past time as well as discuss measures to boost their collaboration in the time to come.

Earlier on October 29, in Hanoi, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Le Chiem, Deputy Minister of National Defence, received General Hun Manet, deputy commander-in-chief of the RCAF and commander of the Royal Cambodian Army.

General Hun Manet spoke highly of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence’s support and assistance for the Cambodian Defence Ministry in general and the RCAF in particular.

He appreciated the effective coordination between the two nations’ border guard forces, saying it contributed to building a Vietnam-Cambodia border line of peace, friendship, cooperation and development.

For his part, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Chiem affirmed that the Vietnamese defence ministry always supports and creates all the best conditions for its units to continue cooperation with the RCAF.

He hoped that during this visit, the two sides will set out coordination measures to effectively prevent sabotage schemes that threaten national security, social order and safety in border areas as well as the fine traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

The same day, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Chiem hosted a reception for General Sao Sokha, deputy commander-in-chief of the RCAF and commander of the National Military Police.

VNA