Cambodia, Canada to Boost Bilateral Military Cooperation
Phnom Penh, September 18, 2023 --
The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Dominion of Canada are committed to boosting their bilateral military cooperation.
The commitment was made in a meeting here this morning between Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Force (RCAF) H.E. Gen. Vong Pisen, and Lt. Col. Paul Payne, Head of the Office of Military Attaché at the Embassy of Canada in Cambodia.
Both sides welcomed the good relationship and cooperation between the two countries and pledged to continue their military cooperation, especially in intelligence information exchange, fight against cross-border crimes and so on.
In 2022, a Canadian naval vessel docked at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Preah Sihanouk province, which contributed to enhancing the two countries’ military ties, said H.E. Gen. Vong Pisen.
The RCAF commander-in-chief sought assistance from the Canadian side in human resource training as well as support in international forums.
Lt. Col. Paul Payne noted the key contribution of Cambodian peacekeepers within the UN framework, stressing that Canada can share humanitarian and disaster relief expertise with the Cambodian side.
Cambodia and Canada established their diplomatic ties in 1952.