Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the VPA Sen. Lieut. Gen Pham Hong Huong (R) receives General Phorn Nara, head of the Information Department under the Cambodian Ministry of Defence (Source: qdnd.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - The General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) always facilitates cooperation on information and communication between the Defence Ministries of Vietnam and Cambodia, said Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the VPA Sen. Lieut. Gen Pham Hong Huong.

Huong made the affirmation during a reception on October 25 for General Phorn Nara, head of the Information Department under the Cambodian Ministry of Defence, who is on a working visit to Vietnam.

The Vietnamese officer said on the basis of the protocol on bilateral defence cooperation in 2015-2019 and the cooperation plan between the two countries’ defence ministries for 2018, the cooperation has been implemented effectively, with information links greatly important.

According to Huong, in recent years, the information sector of the two armies have  exchanged delegations, shared professional experience and worked together in personnel training.

In his reply, General Phorn Nara thanked the VPA for its support for the Royal Cambodian Army in recent years, especially in training human resources for the Cambodian Ministry of Defence’s Information Department.

He expressed his admiration for the strong development of the VPA’s information industry. He also informed the host about the outcomes of his talks with Major General Khuc Dang Tuan, Commander of the Signal Corps.

Earlier the same day, in the working session between Major General Tuan and General Phorn Nara, the two sides reviewed cooperation between the Signal Corps and the Information Department of Cambodia in recent times, as well as shared their experience in terms of information, training cooperation and issues of common concern.

The two sides agreed the outcomes of the talks mark a new development step in the relations between the two countries’ military information sectors.-VNA