Vietnam and Cambodia strengthen defence co-operation [-Another marching order from Hanoi?]

Vietcong general Nguyen Chi Vinh

VOV News (Hanoi)

A delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Defence has paid a two day visit to Cambodia to discuss measures to boost bilateral security and defence co-operation.

The delegation led by its Deputy Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh also discussed preparations for the ASEAN Defense Ministerial Meeting with its partners (ADMM+).

During their stay in Cambodia, the delegation held talks with General Neang Phat, Secretary of State of the Cambodian Ministry of Defence on September 13. Mr Phat praised Vietnam’s role as ASEAN president and affirmed that Cambodia will work closely with Vietnam to organise the ADMM+ in Hanoi on October 12.

Lieutenant general Vinh applauded Cambodia’s role at the ADMM+ and said the meeting was a measures to boost security and defence co-operation between the two countries. He also emphasised that ADMM-4 in May, 2010 completed a legal framework for ASEAN to expand security and defence co-operation.

On the same day, Mr Vinh met with Prime Minister Hun Sen and Minister of Defence, General Tea Banh.


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