Cambodia, China To Kick Off Joint Military Drill This Week

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Phnom Penh, March 21, 2023 --

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will conduct a joint military drill dubbed “Golden Dragon” from Mar. 23 to April 5 on security protection during major events and emergency rescue during disasters.

According to the Cambodian Ministry of National Defence, the joint military drill, the fifth of its kind, will take place at the Royal Gendarmerie Training Centre in Peam commune, Samaky Meanchey district, Kampong Chhnang province.

The military exercise will contribute to boosting the good relations and cooperation between both countries’ armies and strengthening the bonds of solidarity, friendship, knowledge and experience sharing, as well as the coordination between many nations during joint operations and response to non-traditional challenges.

“Golden Dragon” military exercise, which began in 2016, aims to exchange experience and enhance the capacity of the RCAF and PLA in humanitarian operations, disaster rescue and counter-terrorism in the UN framework in accordance with the cooperation between the two countries’ Ministries of National Defence.