Hun Sen says another $40 mln allocated for Chinese weapons this year

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his official visit to China in January 2019 (Photo: CGTN)

 Hun Sen again peremptorily denies the allegation that Cambodia allows China to build a base in the country


PHNOM PENH — Cambodia is to buy more weapons from China this year, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday.


While inspecting the construction of the Morodok Techo National Stadium, Hun Sen said: "Cambodia doesn’t need to have a secret agreement with China to allow it to build a military base here.”


“We're buying more Chinese weapons which are now being shipped to Cambodia. Our guns are a little bit old. So I've ordered tens of thousands of more guns to equip our troops,” he said. 


Hun Sen said almost $40 million had been allocated to buying new Chinese weapons this year, in addition to $200 million and $90 million during a visit to China in April. 

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