Deputy Defense Minister Visit Highlights Vietnam-Cambodia Security Ties

The interaction spotlighted ongoing efforts to manage the defense aspect of the relationship.

Last week, a high-ranking defense delegation from Vietnam paid a visit to Cambodia. The scheduled interaction between the two countries highlighted the ongoing efforts to manage the security side of their relationship despite the challenges they continue to face in doing so.

As I have noted before in these pages, Vietnam and Cambodia, two neighboring Southeast Asian states, share a broad defense relationship as part of their wider diplomatic ties. Vietnam provides the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) with military equipment, infrastructure, and training, while both countries have also looked to manage more sensitive areas of the relationship such as outstanding issues over their shared 700-mile long border and illegal fishing.

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