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Vietnam, Cambodia beef up defense ties

Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to fully and effectively actualize protocols on defense cooperation in order to enhance mutual understanding and trust, ensure a peaceful and stable environment for their economic development and foil plots to weaken their relations. ...

The Jakarta Post's Team
http://www.thejakartapost.com/seasia/2016/06/06/vietnam-cambodia-beef-up-defense-ties.html

Pentagon chief's China "self-isolation" claims incorrect: Cambodia

U.S. defense secretary’s China “self-isolation” claims are incorrect, Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh said here Saturday. ...

Tian Shaohui
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-06/04/c_135412903.htm

Gen Banh says sea not on agenda with Vietnam

Following a meeting with Vietnam’s new defense minister, Ngo Xuan Lich, Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh told reporters that rising tensions in the South China Sea were not even mentioned during their discussion. “.   ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/gen-banh-says-sea-not-on-agenda-with-vietnam-113384/

Disaster response on agenda at ASEAN meet

Defence Minister Tea Banh will lead a delegation of about 10 other senior military officials to Vientiane, Laos, to attend the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting from May 24 to 27, which will focus on regional cooperation in defence technology and natural-disaster response. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disaster-response-agenda-asean-meet

Tea Banh’s sons given top gov’t jobs

As the government fends off continued accusations of nepotism within its institutions, a royal decree issued in early March revealed the appointment of four official assistants to four-star general and deputy prime minister Tea Banh, two of whom are the general’s own sons. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24491/tea-banh---s-sons-given-top-gov---t-jobs/

Ministry denies talk of reopening Thai access to Preah Vihear temple

A Defense Ministry spokesman yesterday denied Thai media reports that Cambodian Minister of Defence Tea Banh had discussed the potential reopening of access to Preah Vihear temple from the Thai side of the border during recent talks. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-denies-talk-reopening-thai-access-preah-vihear-temple

Cambodia mulls Preah Vihear access from Thailand

Cambodia is considering allowing visitors from Thailand directly access Preah Vihear temple, Cambodian Defence Minister Tea Banh said on Thursday. ...

Wassana Nanuam
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/security/909368/cambodia-mulls-preah-vihear-access-from-thailand

Thai-Cambodia border meeting focuses on security

A delegation of Cambodian officials will head to Thailand for three days this week for the 11th Cambodia-Thailand General Border Committee (GBC) meeting, which will focus on strengthening security and border development between both countries. ...

Ban Sokrith
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22983/thai-cambodia-border-meeting-focuses-on-security/

Defense minister to visit Russia to strengthen military relationship

Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh will pay an official visit to Russia in May to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries. ...

Ban Sokrith
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22270/defense-minister-to-visit-russia-to-strengthen-military-relationship/

Banh has back of commander

An anonymous complaint against a deputy regional military commander filed to the Anti-Corruption Unit, which included allegations of skimming from soldiers’ salaries, has been dismissed by Defence Minister Tea Banh as untrue following a Ministry of Defence investigation. ...

Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banh-has-back-commander

Party general secretary advocates close defence ties with Cambodia

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong urged Viet Nam and Cambodia’s defence ministries to strengthen their co-operation at a reception on Saturday for Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tea Banh. ...

Viet Nam News Staff
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/279796/party-general-secretary-advocates-close-defence-ties-with-cambodia.html

Vietnam, Cambodia sign defence cooperation plan for 2016

Both sides agreed to focus on all-level delegation exchanges – especially among young officers, deputy ministerial-level defence policy dialogue, personnel training, and joint sea patrols. ...

Vietnamnet News Staff
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/148691/vietnam--cambodia-sign-defence-cooperation-plan-for-2016.html

China pledges new military aid to Cambodia

China and Cambodia agreed to boost their military ties following a meeting between their defense ministers on November 6 in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Though specifics of the assistance remain unclear, Banh, who is also a deputy prime minister, indicated that it includes telecommunications ...

Prashanth Parameswaran
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/china-pledges-new-military-aid-to-cambodia/

China supplies Cambodia with anti-aircraft hardware in new military aid

hina have provided Cambodia with shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, Cambodia’s defense minister said on Friday, as the two countries agreed on new military aid to boost close ties. ...

Prak Chan Thul, Ben Blanchard
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/06/us-cambodia-china-idUSKCN0SV12R20151106#Wbm84zfVBvrtiZyO.97

China, Cambodia build military ties in tense times

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan arrives today for a four-day visit to boost ties, at a time of rising tensions in the South China Sea between Beijing and the US over China’s increasingly aggressive stance over territorial disputes with its neighbors in the area. ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17514/china--cambodia-build-military-ties-in-tense-times/

Hanoi briefed on quashed CNRP border efforts

During a closed-door meeting on Monday, Defense Minister Tea Banh told a Vietnamese counterpart of the CPP’s success in suppressing an opposition campaign to highlight border incursions by Vietnam and urged Hanoi to help ensure that the issue does not re-emerge. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hanoi-briefed-on-quashed-cnrp-border-efforts-97739/

Malaysia and Cambodia pledge to strengthen military ties

Defense Minister Tea Banh met Malaysia’s army chief, Raja Mohamed Affandi bin Raja Mohamed Noor, yesterday to discuss ways to improve military ties between the two countries. ...

Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14302/malaysia-and-cambodia-pledge-to-strengthen-military-ties/

Defence chief vows to 'control' democracy

Echoing remarks by Prime Minister Hun Sen last week, Minister of Defence Tea Banh called on the military yesterday to be ready to suppress any attempt at a “colour revolution”, telling soldiers that agitators were fomenting such a revolution at that very moment.  ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/defence-chief-vows-control-democracy

Cambodia’s military ties with China strengthening

Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh made a five-day trip to China last week, meeting with high-ranking military officials and receiving pledges of assistance from the Chinese military. ...

Neou Vannarin
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-military-ties-with-china-strengthening/2871797.html

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