Cambodia and Japan have pledged to strengthen military cooperation, including capacity building and experience sharing.

The commitment was underlined in a recent phone conversation between Gen. Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army and Gen. Yuasa Goro, Chief of Staff, Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Forces.

In the phone conversation, both sides shared mutual experience of military engagement in fighting COVID-19 and exchanged appreciation of the bilateral collaboration so far.

The Japan’s side promised to help capacitate Cambodian military forces in dealing with disasters through more exposure visits and beyond.

Thanking the Japanese counterpart, Gen Manet expressed his optimism of further enhanced military cooperation between Cambodia and Japan.

Gen. Goro echoed the positive insights and extended his invitation to Gen Manet to visit Japan in February 2021.

Gen. Yuasa Goro paid his first work visit to Cambodia in February 2020. Lim Nary – AKP