Cambodian PM Reaffirms Support to Joint Humanitarian Military Drill with Neighbouring Nation

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has reiterated his support to a joint humanitarian military drill to be held with a neighbouring nation.

At a graduation ceremony of the University of Health Sciences held here yesterday, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said such military drill is not an invasion.

The reaction was made after some people had expressed their concerns over invasion by neighbouring nations when Cambodia planned to conduct a joint military drill at the border between its Svay Rieng province and Vietnam’s Long An province.

This is a joint disaster rescue exercise aiming at promoting and collaborating the rescue efforts of the military forces of both nations, he said.

“We want to strengthen disaster rescue efforts along the border. This is my initiative. I have proposed to hold this joint military drill with all neighbouring nations (Vietnam, Thailand and Laos), he underlined

Samdech Techo Hun Sen also recalled the disaster in northeastern province in 2011 during which more than 200 Cambodian families were evacuated to safe area in Vietnam with the support from the Vietnamese side.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press