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China to heighten police training

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Police take part in an anti-terrorism exercise in Shanghai August 21, 2014. Picture taken August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

In a bid to improve human resources in the country’s law enforcement agencies, Interior Ministry officials yesterday met with their Chinese counterparts to discuss further cooperation in the training of Cambodian law enforcement personnel.

Hu Binchen, deputy director in charge of international cooperation at China’s Public Security Ministry, discussed the issue with Lieutenant General Por Pheak, secretary-general of the ministry’s general secretariat.

“I wanted to find out more about what is required for Cambodia’s national police training,” Mr Hu said during the meeting at the Interior Ministry. “Based on that, we will continue to support this cooperation that began in May.”

Lt Gen Pheak said yesterday that both parties discussed matters related to national security and countering cyber criminals.

“China trains roughly 200 Cambodian police officers per year in China,” he said. “We are prepared to do this, and we will continue to strengthen the cooperation on security and securing public order.”

Mr Hu is visiting the Kingdom until Friday.

During his official visit, Mr Hu is expected to visit Preah Sihanouk province and meet with provincial officials to discuss law enforcement in the province, where a ballooning Chinese population has led to security concerns.

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