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RCAF top brass meets counterpart in first-ever official visit to Myanmar

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General Vong Pisen meets State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw. RCAF

Royal Cambodian Armed Forces commander-in-chief General Vong Pisen yesterday held talks with his Myanmar counterpart General Min Aung Hlaing during his first-ever official visit to that country.

Gen Pisen left for Myanmar on Tuesday for a three-day visit which coincides with 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two Asean members this year.

Major General Thong Solimo, spokesman for the RCAF, yesterday said that during their talks Gen Pisen requested Gen Min to strengthen security cooperation.

He said Gen Pisen sought cooperation in fighting terrorism, human and drug trafficking, cross border crimes, weapons smuggling and capacity building in human resources.

Maj Gen Solimo said Gen Min agreed to the requests.

“They both agreed on strengthening security cooperation to boost the relations between both countries,” he said.

Maj Gen Solimo said that Prime Minister Hun Sen tasked Gen Pisen with boosting ties with the Myanmar armed forces.

He said the Cambodian government is keen to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

“My prime minister’s vision is to have a good relationship with Myanmar so that is why I came here to show our commitment,” he quoted Gen Pisen as saying.

Maj Gen Solimo said that Gen Pisen also informed Gen Min that Cambodia is keen to have a big celebration for their 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

He said that Gen Pisen yesterday also paid a courtesy call on Myanmar State Adviser and Foreign Affair Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and extended an invitation from Mr Hun Sen to attend the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting in Cambodia later this year.

Maj Gen Solimo said that Ms Suu Kyi accepted the invitation.

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