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Golden Dragon 2020 military exercise to be held next month

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About 265 members of the Chinese army will attend the upcoming joint-military exercises mid next month. KT/Mai Vireak

Cambodia and China will jointly conduct the annual military exercise dubbed “Golden Dragon” in March at the Techo Sen Chumkiri live-fire field located in Trapaing Veng village, Trapaing Raing commune, Chumkiri district, Kampot province.

The military exercise, scheduled from Mar. 14 to April 1, 2020, will take place under the theme “Together against terrorism and for humanitarian operations”.

According to Gen. Pen Sokrethvithyea, head of the task force responsible for leading the “Golden Dragon 2020” exercise, about 3,000 soldiers, including 265 Chinese, will participate in this joint military exercise with different types of weapons and military equipment such as armored vehicles, tanks, artillery, mortar guns, helicopters, etc.

“Golden Dragon” military exercise, which began in 2016, aims to exchange experience and enhance the capacity of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (FARC) and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in humanitarian operations, disaster rescue and counter-terrorism in the UN framework in accordance with the cooperation between both countries’ Ministries of National Defence. AKP

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