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Thailand Promises Training for High-ranking Cambodian Military

Written By vibykhmer on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 | 6:52 PM


Written by DAP NEWS -- Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Cambodian Royal Armed Force Chief Commander Pol Saroeun discusses bilateral military affairs with visiting Thai Air Force Chief of Commander Ithaporn at Cambodia’s Army Headquarter in Phnom Penh

The Thai Air Force Chief Com-mander on Monday vowed to continue training high-ranking members of the Cambodian military in order to boost both parties’ cooperation and development.

During the talks between Thai Air Force Chief of Commander, Ithaporn Subhawong, and Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Chief Commander (RCAF) Pol Saroeun in Phnom Penh, Thailand said that “Thailand still continues training of Cambodian high -ranking militaries, especially the air force.”

However, Thailand suggested that the Cambodian officers should study the Thai language to improve their ease of study in Thailand. In response, Pol Saroeun promised that Thai language could be included in the school curriculum as early as 2010.

“At the present, we do not have any Thai programs and curriculums to be included in the school program, but maybe it will be included in 2010,” Pol Saroeun said during the talks.

Cambodia urged to cooperation and development at the border near Preah Vihear temple to promote security and peace. “We should forget the past events in order to streng- then the future cooperation in all fields,” Pol Saroeun told the Thais.

Airspace violations by Thailand were also discussed at the meeting. Thailand blamed the incursions on clouds and new training. Thailand suggested Cambodia not regard these events as serious.

After the discussions in Phnom Penh, the Thai delegation visited Siem Reap province and the temples of Angkor Wat.

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