Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cambodia Prepares Multi National Military Training Exercise

BY BUTH REAKSMEY KONGKEA

The Royal Government of Cambodia will host the first Multi National Military Training Exercise under the Scheme “Angkor Sentinel 2010” on the 17th of July 2010 at the ACO Military Training Centre in Kampong Speu province.

Twenty-six countries will attend the military training exercise including Cambodia, China, France, Korea, Nepal, Japan, Indonesia, Canada, New Zealand, Philippines, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Germany, Mongolia, Tonga, Australia, Singapore, Russia, Brunei, India, Laos, Thailand, Italy, Switzerland, Chilli, and the United States of America.

General Chhum Socheat, Spokesman for the Ministry of National Defence, said that the event marks the first time on Multi National Military Training Exercise under the Scheme “Angkor Sentinel 2010” with the participation of about 30 countries in Cambodia.

The multi nation military training is organized by the Ministry of National Defence with financial support by the United Nations (UN), aiming to exchange military skills and strengthen good cooperation, solidarity and friendships among military soldiers and officers in the region and the world, he said, adding that the event will take place from the 17th to 31st of July 2010 at the ACO Military Training Centre in Phnom Srouch district, Kampong Speu.

“The Royal Government of Cambodia is very proud and has the great pleasure and honour of hosting the Military Training Exercise in Cambodia. The Purpose of the event is to promote and strengthen good cooperation, solidarity, and friendship among all the participated countries,” he told The Southeast Asia Weekly during a telephone interview.

General Chhum Socheat pointed out the event have shown the progress, development, peace and political stability which were generated and provided by the Royal Government under the wisdom and clear leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen. He said the event has also marked on the development and qualification of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces troops for their contributions and participations to the UN Peacekeeping work in the world.

The military training is divided into three sessions in which the first training session is the shooting exercise which will take place at ACO Military Centre; second session is taken place at the 3rd Military Headquarter; and the third training session is the training exercise on methods of rescuing people and how to construct schools or hospitals for the people. ///



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