Military exercises with Vietnam for disaster management

File: Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) inspects a ceremonial guard of honour with Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on December 7, 2018 (AFP)

Hun Sen says ‘joint rescue exercises’ to take place along Svay Rieng border


PHNOM PENH – Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodian and Vietnamese troops would conduct joint exercises along the border in Svay Rieng Province on Wednesday.


The Svay Rieng Provincial Government said that the  exercises aimed to share experience in case of disasters such as floods or forest fires.


“These are just joint rescue exercises,” Hun Sen told a university graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh on Monday.


He noted that Cambodia had also conducted exercises with other nations including the United States and China.


“Why can’t we conduct drills with neighboring countries?,” the prime minister asked.

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