26/09/2014 09:52 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam, Cambodia beef up military ties

Phnom Penh , September 25 (VNA) – Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to further strengthen the friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two armies and the two countries in general.

They reached the consensus during talks between Senior Lieutenant General Ngo Xuan Lich, head of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army, and General Neang Phat, Secretary of State of the Cambodian Defence Ministry, in Phnom Penh on September 25.

Both sides expressed their delight at the developing cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia , based on mutual respect, saying that it has positively impacted on long-term bilateral relations and sustainable development in the two countries.

They also reviewed the outcomes of collaborations between Vietnam ’s General Department of Politics and Cambodia ’s General Department of Defence Services, and discussed the future of their cooperation.

They two sides agreed to continue stepping up education for Vietnamese and Cambodian military officers and soldiers on the importance of promoting the bilateral relations, and implement agreements reached by the two countries’ high-ranking leaders in the field of defence, including those on personnel training, infrastructure development and border protection.

They will effectively cooperate in searching and repatriating the remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who died in Cambodia during the war.

Earlier the same day, the Vietnamese delegation laid a wreath at the Monument to Vietnamese Volunteer Soldiers in Phnom Penh .

During their stay in Cambodia from September 24-27, the Vietnamese officials will pay a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Hun Sen and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for National Defence Tea Banh.
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