Cambodia-China Joint Naval Exercise: Not A Threat

date_range 28-May-2024
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Phnom Penh, May 28, 2024 -- 

Cambodia has reiterated a strong message that the Cambodia-China joint naval exercise is not a threat to any country.

The Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) H.E. General Ith Sarath voiced the message when presiding over the conclusion of the drill, called Golden Dragon Naval Exercise 2024, on May 27.

The joint exercise, he said, aimed to exchange experiences between the navies of the two countries to further enhance their capabilities in the fight against terrorism at sea.

On behalf of the Ministry of National Defence, H.E. General Ith Sarath highly valued the active participation of the two navies, resulting in a successful naval exercise.

He thanked the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration and all concerned parties for their cooperation and facilitation of the event, though it was the first for Cambodia.

The deputy commander-in-chief also advised the Cambodian and Chinese navies to continue good cooperation and exchange of experience.

The 12-day Golden Dragon Naval Exercise 2024 took place in Preah Sihanouk province with the participation of over 780 Cambodian and Chinese navies.