Cambodia, UK to Foster Military Collaboration

Cambodia and the United Kingdom (UK) are committed to further promoting military cooperation.

The commitment was made in a meeting between H.E. Gen. Vong Pisen, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), and Mr. Colonel Eddie Maskell-Pedersen, Defence Attaché of the UK Embassy in Cambodia, on Mar. 14.

On the occasion, H.E. Gen. Vong Pisen expressed hope that Mr. Colonel Eddie Maskell-Pedersen’s mission will further enhance good cooperation between the two countries.

H.E. Gen. Vong Pisen thanked the UK for supporting Cambodia, especially through financing assistance for the conservation of natural resources and preferential tariffs.

It also supports demining activities, scholarships for Cambodian students, and the fight against COVID-19.

H.E. Gen. Vong Pisen asked the UK to continue to help train officials at the RCAF and exchange visits among troops.

Mr. Colonel Eddie Maskell-Pedersen reaffirmed that the United Kingdom will continue providing assistance for Cambodia in some priority sectors, particularly mine clearance at the border.