Banh: ‘Talks ongoing over US cooperation’

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh and new US ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy have agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, particularly militarily. Banh, who is also deputy prime minister, told The Post that during a meeting with Murphy on Wednesday at the ...

Mech Dara

‘Large-scale’ disaster rescue drill to be held

Cambodia will conduct a “large-scale” emergency evacuation drill with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam “in near future”, Ministry of National Defence spokesman Chum Socheat told The Post on Tuesday. Without specifying the number of soldiers that will be involved in the exercise, Socheat said the drill ...

Mech Dara

China paying for majority of joint military exercise

The Chinese government is picking up the majority of the tab for the joint military exercise between China and Cambodia from March 17 to 30 in Kampong Speu province’s Samroang Tong district. ...

Khy Sovuthy

What will the next China-Cambodia military exercise look like?

This week, media outlets began reporting that China and Cambodia would be holding the next iteration of a military exercise in March as both countries commemorate the 60th anniversary of their ties this year and the Cambodian government heads to elections in the summer. The ...

Prashanth Parameswaran

China to hold second military exercises with Cambodia

China will hold its second military exercise with Cambodia in March focusing on counter terrorism, the Cambodian army said on Wednesday, in another sign of the Southeast Asian country strengthening ties with Beijing. The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces said in a statement the exercise would ...

Prak Chan Thul

In further shift, military cancels drill with Australia

Breaking further from traditional partners, Cambodia has aborted a planned military exercise with Australia, a defense official said on Tuesday, tilting the country’s allegiances once again toward China. ...

Aun Pheap and Michael Dickison

Cambodia, China to hold exercises

A major eight-day military exercise between Cambodian and Chinese troops will commence today at the Thlok Tasek Military Institute in Kampong Speu’s Phnom Sruoch district. Code named “Golden Dragon”, the manoeuvres will see soldiers from the two countries participating in myriad exercises including emergency road repairs ...

Joey Chua Xue Ting and Vong Sokheng

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