Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence - funded library house for Cambodian Army (Source: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) - The Royal Cambodian Army held a ceremony in Phnom Penh on November 1 to inaugurate a library and a meeting hall built for the army’s special parachute brigade 911 with the financial assistance of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence.

Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tea Banh said the facilities will contribute to modernising infrastructure of the brigade in particular and the Royal Cambodian Army in general, thus enhancing their readiness to combat and capacity to defend the national territorial sovereignty and maintain political stability and social order.

He thanked the Vietnamese State, Government, army and people for regularly supporting Cambodia in building strong armed forces and developing the country based on the bilateral friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Cambodia’s armies and people over the past decades.

The Deputy PM cut the ribbon to inaugurate the facilities, whose construction began in 2014. They are put into operation on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties, the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year, and the 22nd founding anniversary of the brigade 911.

The Ministry of National Defence of Vietnam also assisted the brigade in building a training centre in Kampong Speu province.-VNA