Hun Sen (L), prime minister of Cambodia, meets with Rear Adm.Yu Manjiang, commanding officer of the 21st Chinese naval escort taskforce, in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Feb. 24, 2016. (navy.81.cn/Zeng Xingjian)
PHNOM PENH, Feb. 26 (ChinaMil) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met with Rear Adm.Yu Manjiang, the visiting commanding officer of the 21st Chinese naval escort taskforce, in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.
Hun Sen spoke highly of the relations between Cambodia and China and welcomed the 21st Chinese naval escort taskforce to visit Cambodia. He hoped that the navies of the two countries would strengthen exchange and deepen their cooperation in various areas, especially holding joint drills in humanitarian aspects such as rescuing ships in distress and protecting merchant ships, so as to upgrade the defensive capability of the Cambodian Navy troops when facing threats.
Yu Manjiang said that strengthening cooperation between the navies of the two countries is not only in line with the fundamental interests of the Chinese and Cambodian peoples, but also conducive to building the “Belt and Road Initiatives”, promoting the economic construction of the two countries and cracking down on terrorists.
It is believed that in the future, the navies of the two countries will carry out more comprehensive and in-depth cooperation and make contributions to jointly safeguarding regional stability and serving the economic development of the two countries, Yu added.