Cambodian and Malaysian armies vowed yesterday, to increase bilateral cooperation for mutual benefits, the Cambodian army said in a statement.

The agreement was reached during a meeting between Lt. General Hun Manet, deputy commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and commander of the Royal Cambodian Army, and Malaysian Army Chief, General Zamrose bin Mohd Zain, who arrived in Cambodia on Wednesday for a two-day visit.

The statement said that, during the meeting, the two commanders expressed satisfaction with the fruitful results achieved, in bilateral cooperation in the field of national defence, including on the training of Cambodian military personnel through the Malaysian Defence Cooperation Programme (MDCP), since 2002.

“Regarding bilateral cooperation at the army level, both sides greatly appreciated the results of this visit, which paves the way for more comprehensive and robust cooperative ties between the two armies,” the statement said.

“Both sides discussed the mutually beneficial concepts and cooperative directions, including increasing bilateral cooperation, especially on human resource development and cybersecurity,” it added.

They agreed to lift cooperation to a higher level, mulling over setting up a mechanism for army-to-army talks, and expanding cooperation in other potential areas, according to the statement.

Source: NAM News Network

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