Hun Sen denies claims China set up naval base in Cambodia

The Cambodian government has denied allegations that China has set up a naval base in Preah Sihanouk province.

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the government would not allow any foreign military base on its territory, but welcomed any country to conduct joint land or sea military drills with Cambodia. Allegations that there is a Chinese naval base within the Ream Naval Base in the province was an issue previously raised by United States diplomats.

Hun Sen said Cambodia welcomed holding joint military exercises with the US, France, Canada, India, the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia.

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