The multi-national military exercise called “The Angkor Sentinel 2010” was officially launched this morning at a military base in Kompong Speu province. 703 militaries from 24 countries and two organizations, Red Cross and the United Nations, are participating in this two weeks field training. 135 Cambodian militaries are also joining this event and there are marching and parachuting for this opening day.
In his speech at the event, Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed that this military exercise is not made for threatening any countries but just for sharing experience and building military relationship between countries in the region and in the world.
“From a country that used to receive blue hat soldiers (refer to UN troop uniforms) to help keeping peace, Cambodia has become a country that sends blue hat soldiers to help keeping peace in other nations,” Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said.
He said on behalf of government and Cambodian, he warmly welcome for the 60th anniversary of the relationship between Cambodia and United States, and hope this relationship will improve as these two countries want.
By: Dara Saoyuth