A high-ranking Cambodia delegation led by General Neang Phat, Secretary
of State for the Cambodian Defence Ministry, is on a five-day visit to
Vietnam from August 21 to boost defence cooperation with the Vietnamese
After an official welcome ceremony in
Hanoi on August 22, the Cambodian delegation held talks with Sen.
Lieut. Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich, Director of the General Department of
Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army.
talks, the two sides assessed the results of the implementation of their
cooperation plans in 2011 and the first six months of 2012 and
discussed plans for their future cooperation.
agreed that bilateral defence cooperation between Vietnam and
Cambodia has seen good results, especially in the exchange of
delegations, political and ideological work, and human resource
Over the past time, the two armies have effectively coordinated in various fields, said Neang Phat.
Sharing views with the Cambodian guest, Lich affirmed that recent
bilateral defence cooperation results were clear evidence of the
friendship and solidarity between the two armies.
He suggested that the two sides coordinate in organising activities to
raise people’s awareness of the importance of strengthening the ties
between the two countries in general and between the two armies in
The two sides should continue to step
up cooperation in protecting security and order in border areas in order
to build a Vietnam-Cambodia border line of peace, friendship,
cooperation and development, he said.
agreed to continue strengthening cooperation in human resource
development, the exchange of delegations and the sharing of experience
in political and ideological work.
On the same
day, the Cambodian delegation paid a courtesy visit to Minister of
National Defence General Phung Quang Thanh.-VNA