The talks were co-chaired by Chief of the Vietnam Border Guard Command Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai and Deputy Commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army General Hun Manet.

Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai welcomes the Cambodian delegation at Moc Bai International Border Gate

During the talks, the Vietnamese official expressed his joy in working with General Hun Manet and the Cambodian delegation at Moc Bai International Border Gate to exchange views on border management work.

At the event, Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai and General Hun Manet agreed that over the past time, despite the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides have effectively coordinated in managing and protecting security in border areas and building a shared borderline of peace, stability, cooperation, and development. On February 3, 2021, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding on border guard cooperation, marking a new development in the bilateral cooperation.

In addition, the two countries worked together to successfully hold important events and activities, contributing to educating their troops and people about the friendship between the two countries and two militaries. The most worth-mentioning events include activities in June 2021 marking the 44th anniversary of Prime Minister Hun Sen's “resistance journey” to liberate the nation from the Khmer Rouge, the inauguration of a complex dedicated to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s journey in Vietnam, and the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship House.

An overview of the talks

To raise the effectiveness of coordination of the two countries’ border defense forces in border management in the coming time, the two sides agreed to continue cooperating and comprehensively carrying out contents in the cooperation protocol in 2022 signed by the two defense ministries and the memorandum of understanding on border guard cooperation.

On behalf of the Cambodian delegation, General Hun Manet expressed his delight at the development of the relationship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries. He voiced his support to key cooperation orientations set by the Vietnamese and Cambodian governments and defense ministries in the spirit of respecting independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, international law and regulations, cultural identities and principle of equality and non-interference in each other's internal affairs.

He expected that the two sides will continue consolidating and developing the bilateral relationship under the motto “Good neighbors, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation, and sustainable development.”

Translated by Tran Hoai