The statement was made by Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Defense Minister, at a reception for General Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Commander the Royal Cambodian Army, on May 15 at the Headquarter of the Ministry of National Defense on the occasion of his visit to Vietnam.

Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang receives General Hun Manet.

He emphasized Vietnam’s consistent policy of intensively, practically, and effectively strengthening the bilateral relations and cooperation in all fields, including defense ties which serve as an important pillar in the Vietnam-Cambodia relationship.

The host highlighted bilateral defense cooperation outcomes over the past time, affirming that those achievements helped promote cooperation in other fields, thus strengthening the Vietnam-Cambodia comprehensive friendship and cooperation.

Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong in a joint photo with the Cambodian delegates

For his part, General Hun Manet thanked the host for the warm reception and reaffirmed that defense cooperation is an important part of the bilateral relations. He expressed belief that the relationship between the two militaries will be further consolidated, contributing to safeguarding political security, peace, stability, and development of each country.

Earlier the same day, Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, had talks with General Hun Manet. At the talks, the two sides highlighted the outcomes of cooperation between the Royal Cambodian Army and Vietnam People’s Army, contributing to preventing trans-border crimes and ensuring security along the shared borderline. They agreed to attach special importance to cooperation in education, training, information and experience sharing, tactic and combat readiness training between border management forces.

Translated by Tran Hoai