Cambodia and Russia have pledged to further boost cooperation in all sectors, especially in the field of military after the COVID-19 crisis.

The commitment was made in a recent farewell meeting here between Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, and outgoing military, air and naval attaché of the Embassy of Russia in Phnom Penh Mr. Ivan STADCHENKO, and his successor Mr. Vily KUCHSHEV.

Samdech Tea Banh briefed the Russian side on the advanced cooperation in all areas, particularly in human resource development and mutual learning visits of armed and marine forces and peacekeepers between the two countries’ Ministries of National Defence before the outbreak of COVID-19.

The deputy prime minister expected that through the outgoing and new military attaché, the two ministries will further strengthen the signed cooperation MoUs in the fields of peacekeeping, training, visit exchange, disaster management, information exchange and beyond when the crisis of COVID-19 eases.

He spoke highly of Mr. Ivan STADCHENKO’s effort in expanding relations, friendship tie, and collaboration on armed forces between the two countries during his four-year military mission in the Kingdom.

From his end, Mr. Ivan STADCHENKO appreciated the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) of the Ministry of National Defence for its active contribution to fighting against COVID-19 in the country.

He also promised to ask the Government and the Ministry of National Defence of Russia to continue support and expand new cooperation with Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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