U.S. Seeks to Bolster Military Collaboration with Cambodia

The United States of America (USA) has expressed its willingness to boost military collaboration with Cambodia.

The intention was highlighted by newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. W. Patrick Murphy during a recent meeting with Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence here in Phnom Penh.

The U.S. diplomat continued that his country wants to further strengthen relations and close bilateral cooperation with Cambodia in all sectors, especially in military sector through joint military exercise and U.S. naval ship visiting Cambodia.

He also proposed Cambodian blue helmet troops who are fulfilling their UN peacekeeping mission in Mali to cooperate in sharing information with American troops.

From his end, Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh welcomed and supported the U.S. intention, and was positive that a joint military drill will happen in a near future.

The Royal Government of Cambodia opens for all cooperation with foreign countries including the U.S., he added.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press