Golden Dragon 2020: Cambodia, China launch joint military exercise

Cambodia and China launched Golden Dragon 2020, the fourth joint drill on counter-terrorism and humanitarian rescue at the Techo Sen Chumkiri live-fire field in Cambodia's southwestern Kampot province on Sunday, March 15.

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Golden Dragon 2019 already took place in Kampot Province, southern Cambodia (Picture source: Cambodian MoD)

Gen. Vong Pisen, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian presided over the opening ceremony of the drill. The exercise dubbed "Golden Dragon" will last till April 1.

Speaking at the event, Gen. Pisen said the exercise was crucial to exchanging experience and further enhancing abilities for military personnel of the two countries in the fight against terrorism and in humanitarian work: "It will further enhance cooperation between Cambodia and China on anti-terrorism and humanitarian rescue, and contribute to upholding peace, stability and development in the two countries and in the region," he said.

During the drill, the participants will carry on training programs such as operating anti-terror equipment, live-firing practice, demining, man-hunting, as well as search and rescue.

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