Kin Phea, director of the Royal Academy of Cambodia’s International Relations Institute, said this meeting was very important for the armed forces of all ASEAN countries to take the opportunity to share experiences as well as exchange information to avoid any misunderstandings since many of them share either land or maritime borders, or both. He said it also prepares them for mutual assistance, especially on counter-terrorism operations and transnational crime.
“For Cambodia itself, our army is even more important and we also need experience from other countries because the army is the backbone of the nation’s defence sector and territorial integrity. If we have a stronger army that means our national defence has improved accordingly,” he said.
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