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Vietnamese, Cambodian navies boost ties


Vietnam and Cambodia ’s naval forces will cooperate closely in all fields of mutual concern to promote the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries’ peoples.

The affirmation was made in a meeting of the Vietnam Naval High Command’s delegation led by Colonel Pham Van Hoanh, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy with the Royal Cambodian Navy led by Rear Admiral Mien Va on August 10, in the framework of the delegation’s working visit to Cambodia from August 9-13.

At the meeting, the Vietnamese and Cambodian sides highly valued the results of exchange visits from various levels of the two countries’ naval forces in recent years.

Speaking at the meeting, Hoanh spoke highly the Royal Cambodian Navy’s coordination with the naval zone 5 of Vietnam in maintaining security and orders at historical waters and bordering territorial waters between the two countries and promptly addressing issues arising at sea to contribute to preserving regional peace and stability.

Mien Va highlighted the significance of cooperation between the two countries’ naval forces at all levels, highly valuing cooperation in training and technological fields, which helped develop fine relations between the two countries’ armies and people.

Both sides agreed that after six years of enforcing the joint patrol regulations and conducting 23 joint patrol missions, Vietnam and Cambodia have maintained security and order, exchanged information and promptly prevented illegal actions on historical waters and bordering territorial waters between the two countries.

The two sides pledged to further promote the sharing of experience, thus raising mutual understanding and trust.

They also agreed that the Royal Cambodian Navy would plan the 24 th joint patrol./.
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