HCM City (VNA) – The defence ministries of Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to reinforce cooperation in military and defence legislation, contributing to the development of the relations between the two countries’ armed forces.

The two sides decided to draft a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in military and defence legislation during talks between Colonel Han Manh Thang, head of the legal department at Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence, and General Mom Sophat, head of the Cambodian Defence Ministry’s legal department, in Ho Chi Minh City on July 9.

Speaking at the event, Colonel Thang and General Sophat highly spoke of the preparation of documents for building the MoU, sharing a view that it is important to facilitating cooperation between the two ministries in making military and defence laws as well as developing their defence sector.

Based on the Vietnam – Cambodia protocol on bilateral defence agreement from 2015-2019, the Vietnamese Ministry of Defence agreed to assist the Cambodia Defence Ministry in organising training courses for officials in charge of making military laws, and to offer undergraduate scholarships in law.

It will also assist Cambodia’s research and studies in military and defence legislation and support the Cambodian Defence Ministry’s legal department in developing its facilities.-VNA