During the talks, Lieutenant General Huynh Chien Thang sent his congratulations to Cambodia - the host country of the upcoming 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 32), underlining that the success in organizing SEA Games 32 will help Cambodia to affirm and raise its prestige and position.

Lieutenant General Huynh Chien Thang receives General Khim Bunsong.

According to Gen. Thang, at present, along with performing combat readiness missions, the VPA actively participates in cultural and sports activities across the country. The MND and VPA were one of the core forces contributing to the success of the SEA Games 31 this May in Vietnam.

An overview of the talks

Recently, the MND and VPA successfully organized the 23rd ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting (ACAMM-23), the 30th ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM-30) and the 10th ASEAN Sergeants Major Annual Meeting (ASMAM-10), he added.

General Thang presents gifts to General Khim Bunsong.

On this occasion, the Vietnamese official sincerely thanked the Cambodian Ministry of National Defense and the Royal Cambodian Army for the presence of the high-ranking delegation led by General Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces cum Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army, at the ACAMM-23.

The two delegations in a joint photo

Meanwhile, Gen. Thang acknowledged the great efforts of the Cambodian shooters in training and competing at the AARM-30, believing that the competition was a driving force for the shooters at upcoming SEA Games 32. Also, he confirmed that Vietnam’s MND is ready to assist Cambodia in successfully organizing SEA Games 32.

For his part, General Khim Bunsong congratulated Vietnam on successfully holding SEA Games 31 and the impressive achievements gained by the Vietnamese military sports delegation at the event.

Regarding SEA Games 32, the two sides shared experience in organizing and making preparations for the games. Both sides also discussed contents related to the cooperation of the two countries’ ministries of defense and militaries in sports and physical training.

Translated by Quynh Oanh