Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill

Hundreds of soldiers from the Royal Cambodian Army and the Vietnam People’s Army yesterday took part in a rescue drill in the Cambodian province of Svay Rieng that borders Vietnam’s southern Long An province.

The drill is to implement a protocol on search and rescue cooperation in mainland border area signed between the two defence ministries on July 20, 2017. It is also a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief activity within the framework of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM).

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich said the exercise will help foster the traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and mutual assistance between the two countries’ armies and people, contributing to building a border area of peace, friendship, stability, cooperation and development.

The drill focused on the establishment and operation of a joint command post, response to chemical incidents and disasters, and post-disaster recovery.

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tea Banh, for his part, said the drill also helped improve collaboration and sharing of information about the fight against trans-border crime.

In the morning of the same day, the two defence ministers cut the ribbon and handed over the Vietnam – Cambodia friendship health care centre in Chantrea district.

The Vietnamese side also presented medical army equipment to the Cambodian Defence Ministry

The Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence also handed over 10 VSN-1500 boats manufactured by Vietnam and 40 pulling machines Yamaha 40cv to the Cambodian counterpart.

 

Following the drill, the two countries’ military medical staff also offered health check-ups and medicines to Cambodian people at the site of the exercise.

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill

Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich and General Samdech Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Cambodia attend the flag salute ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill


The drill is to implement a protocol on search and rescue cooperation in mainland border area signed between the two defence ministries on July 20, 2017 (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill


It is also a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief activity within the framework of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill



The drill focuses on the establishment and operation of a joint command post, response to chemical incidents and disasters, and post-disaster recovery (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill


The drill focused on the establishment and operation of a joint command post, response to chemical incidents and disasters, and post-disaster recovery (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill


The drill focused on the establishment and operation of a joint command post, response to chemical incidents and disasters, and post-disaster recovery (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill



The drill focused on the establishment and operation of a joint command post, response to chemical incidents and disasters, and post-disaster recovery (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill



The drill focused on the establishment and operation of a joint command post, response to chemical incidents and disasters, and post-disaster recovery (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill



Vietnamese military rescue force rescue supposed victims during the exercise (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill


The command centre for rescue operations at exercise (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill


Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich at a hand-over ceremony of 10 VSN-1500 boats manufactured by Vietnam and 40 pulling machines Yamaha 40cv to the Cambodian counterpart (Photo:VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill



Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich and General Samdech Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Cambodia (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill



Defence Ministers of Vietnam and Cambodia sign a document to hand over the Vietnam – Cambodia friendship health care centre in Chantrea district (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill



Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An grows a souvenir tree at the Vietnam – Cambodia friendship health care centre in Chantrea district (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia hold joint rescue drill



Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich and General Samdech Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Cambodia (Photo: VNA)

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