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RCAF aims to boost Vietnam ties

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Lieutenant General Hun Manet (left) meets with Vietnam’s Minister of Defence Phan Van Giang on August 8. MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE

RCAF aims to boost Vietnam ties

Lieutenant General Hun Manet, deputy commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), on August 8 called on the Vietnamese Minister of Defence to continue supporting army cooperation to ensure a peaceful border and common development for all.

Manet paid a courtesy call on Vietnamese defense minister Phan Van Giang as a high-level RCAF delegation visited Vietnam.

According to an August 10 announcement by Cambodia’s Ministry of National Defense, during the meeting Manet spoke about the close cooperation between the RCAF and the Vietnamese army through various activities, including education, human resources training, delegation exchanges, joint exercises, military assistance and unit-to-unit alliances.

Manet urged continuing solidarity, friendship and trust between the armed forces of the two neighbouring countries.

In response, Giang congratulated Cambodia on its development across all sectors and its recent success in hosting the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM).

In addition, Giang praised the development of friendly relations and fruitful cooperation between the two forces.

He also expressed his satisfaction at the establishment of the first Cambodia-Vietnam border defence friendship meeting at the ministerial level of national defense, which was held on May 15, and the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam defence ministers’ meeting and the upcoming preparatory joint tripartite exercises on disaster relief, scheduled to be held in September in the Lao capital Vientiane.

Giang expressed his support for the agreed direction of maintaining and enhancing closer and stronger existing cooperation, and looks forward to working together in the future.

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