ANN/PHNOM PENH POST – Deputy commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodia Armed Forces (RCAF), and commander of the army Hun Manet paid a three-day official visit to India to forge stronger defence ties between the militaries of the two countries.
During the February 2-4 visit, Manet met with senior Indian officials, including Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar, National Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.
“Pleased to meet Lieutenant General Hun Manet of Cambodia today afternoon.
“We exchanged views on the geopolitical situation and regional challenges. Agreed on the need for independence minded nations to cooperate closely,” said Jaishankar, on social media.
He added that they also had discussed possibilities for closer cooperation in defence and security, connectivity and digital delivery.
Manet also laid a wreath at the National War Memorial and received a guard of honour at the South Gate, according to an Indian army social media post.
During his meeting with Indian army Chief of Army Manoj Pande, they discussed avenues to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries..
“During the interaction, terms of reference for staff level talks between the two Armies were signed, and folders on customised training for the RCAF were exchanged between the two general officers,” said the Indian army.