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Second Vietnam-Cambodia defence policy dialogue held in Hanoi

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The scene of second Vietnam-Cambodia defence policy dialogue (Source: qdnd.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The second Vietnam-Cambodia defence policy dialogue took place in Hanoi on October 21.

At the dialogue, Deputy Minister of Defence Nguyen Chi Vinh and Minister of State of the Cambodia Ministry of National Defence Nieng Phat shared the view that bilateral defence cooperation in the past time has achieved practical results.

Agencies and units of the two defence ministries coordinated and implemented contents in the protocol on bilateral defence cooperation for 2015-2019 and the 2016 plan, helping strengthen and boost Vietnam-Cambodian friendship and cooperation.

They agreed that the exchange of high-ranking delegations has been maintained and implemented as planned, strengthening trust between the two armies.

Vietnam’s Military Zones 5, 7, 9 and the Vietnam Border Guard Command coordinated closely with Cambodia’s local governments and border guard force in information sharing, joint patrol, crime prevention and settlement of arising problems to maintain a border line of stability, peace, and development.

The navies of the two countries carried out cooperation activities as planned, such as holding joint patrols and annual meetings to ensure security, safety along the border at sea.

The search for and repatriation of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts who died in Cambodia are underway according to the plan of the two governments’ specialised committees.

In order to deepen the relationship, the two sides agreed that their armies need to boost coordination at forums and within the framework of multilateral and regional defence-security cooperation mechanisms.

The two sides will also maintain exchanges between their armies and support each other in personnel training, while considering the signing of an agreement on search and rescue in border areas.

The same day, Minister of Defence Ngo Xuan Lich; Director of the VPA General Department of Politics Luong Cuong; and Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) Phan Van Giang hosted receptions for the Cambodian guest.-VNA

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