U.S. ends military academy progamme for Cambodia amid strained ties

The United States has ended its programme with Cambodia to send students to top American military academies, a U.S. embassy official said on Thursday, marking the latest sign of strains in the relations between the two countries.

Washington has been concerned over China’s growing military presence in Cambodia, with the Southeast Asian country becoming one of Beijing most important allies in the region.

The decision to end the programme had been made after Cambodia had ended some areas of military cooperation, U.S. Embassy spokesman Arend Zwartjes said.

In full: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/us-ends-military-academy-progamme-cambodia-amid-strained-ties-2021-07-01/

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