Cambodia and the US are to organise a joint military exercise called "Angkor Sentinel 2014" next week, aiming to build capacity for Cambodian armed forces and foster bilateral military ties.

The annual exercise will last for ten days at the Training Centre for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces, about 70 km west of capital Phnom Penh. Lieut. Gen. Hun Manet, deputy commander of the Cambodian Army Headquarters, will open the exercise on April 21.

This year’s event will focus on humanitarian aid and peacekeeping activities in order to boost promote regional peace and security, said general Chan Sopheaktra, deputy commander of the Cambodian Army Headquarters.

This will be a good chance for the two armies to exchange experience, tactics and techniques, he said.

The first Angkor Sentinel exercise was held in 2010. Last year’s event was attended by more than 230 Cambodian soldiers and 80 US troops.-VNA