Pakistani military to offer training to Cambodian army

The Pakistani military has confirmed it will offer training to the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and conduct a joint military exercise to forge ties between both nations’ armies.

Lieutenant General Muhammad Chiragh Haider, chief of staff of the General Command Headquarters of Pakistan, on Tuesday held a meeting with army commander Lieutenant General Hun Manet in Phnom Penh where they discussed forging military ties and cooperation, according to an RCAF statement yesterday.

“Lt Gen Haider welcomes cooperation in the military sector of both armies through training military human resources and joint military exercises in due course in the future,” it said.

Lt Gen Manet said that the Kingdom has enjoyed full peace across the country thanks to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s win-win policy.

“After the end of the war, the army has gone through changes, including reform and human resources training,” he said.

Lt Gen Haider also invited Lt Gen Manet to visit Pakistan.

Defence Ministry spokesman General Chhum Sucheat yesterday said that Pakistan will help provide human resource training to the Cambodian army on technology and sophisticated weapons.

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