Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Defence Minister (R), receives Gen. Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army (Photo: Ministry of National Defence)

Hanoi (VNA) – Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Defence Minister, received a Cambodian general in Hanoi on May 15, stressing that defence ties have remained an important pillar in the countries’ relations.

Meeting with Gen. Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army, Giang reiterated that the Party, State, military, and people of Vietnam have always appreciated the precious support that the Cambodian Government, military, and people have given to them during the past struggle for national liberation, as well as national development and safeguarding at present.

Defence cooperation has helped enhance links in other fields, thus reinforcing solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the countries, he noted.

Hun Manet affirmed that defence cooperation is an important aspect, and leaders of the two countries and militaries have paid attention to promoting the partnership.

He expressed his belief that the sound relations between the two militaries will continue to be intensified, thus contributing to the all-round cooperation, along with political stability and development in each country.

Earlier, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Lt. Gen. Nguyen Tan Cuong had talks with the Cambodian officer.

The two sides applauded the outcomes of cooperation between the Royal Cambodian Army High Command and units of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence, which have helped maintain border security and order and prevent cross-border crimes.

They agreed to boost substantive cooperation in personnel training, information exchange, and experience sharing in the time ahead. –VNA