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Defence officials visit

Defence officials visit

A VIETNAMESE delegation arrived in Phnom Penh yesterday for a two-day visit ahead of next month’s ASEAN defence meeting in Hanoi, the Defence Ministry said. In a statement released on Friday, the ministry said that the delegation, led by Vietnamese Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh, would today hold talks with senior officials, including Cambodian Defence Minister Tea Banh and Prime Minister Hun Sen. “The meeting [on Monday] is to strengthen the military cooperation between the two countries,” said Neang Path, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Defence. Vietnam will host the first ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus from October 11 to 13.

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