At the talks, Pol Saroeun stressed the importance of the Vietnamese guest’s visit to the implementation of cooperation agreements between the RCA High Command and the VPA General Staff, consolidating the role of defense engagements as a pillar of bilateral relations.

For his part, Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang reiterated that Vietnam prioritizes the enhancement of friendship and comprehensive cooperation with other countries, especially those sharing long-time friendship and a borderline with Vietnam like Cambodia.

 At the reception held for the Vietnamese Chief of the General Staff and his entourage
Both sides took note of sound collaboration between the two armies, particularly in delegation exchange, personnel training, border safeguarding, and the repatriation of remains of Vietnamese soldiers, who died in Cambodia during wartime.

They agreed to fully and effectively implement the contents of bilateral agreements sealed by high-ranking leaders, for mutual understanding, peace and security.

After their talks, the two officers attended the inauguration ceremony of the RCA’s office building, which was built within the framework of Vietnamese and Cambodian armies’ cooperation.

A day earlier, the Chief of the VPA General Staff and his delegation had a meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen, who affirmed the Cambodian Government will offer all conditions needed for the two armies to carry out their joint work in all fields.

Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Phan Van Giang and RCA Commander-in-Chief Pol Saroeun cut the ribbon to inaugurate the RCA’s office building.

Also on March 17, the Vietnamese delegation met with Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh.


Highlighting the necessity for increased cooperation between the two armies, particularly in information exchange, personnel training and joint patrol along the border, Tea Banh pledged to create favorable conditions for those affiliations based on agreement between the two defense ministries.

Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang noted that the visit demonstrates his respect and commitment to boosting multifaceted engagements between the two armies.

As part of his visit to Cambodia from March 17 to 20, Giang will visit the Vietnam-Cambodia friendship monument in Phnom Penh, the Vietnamese Embassy and some Cambodian military units.

Source: VNA