Phnom Penh – Cambodia held annual joint military exercises with China on Thursday amid increasingly tight-knit relations between the two countries.
The Dragon Gold exercises were held in Kampot province’s Chumkiri district on land controlled by Infantry Brigade 70, an elite reserve force for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit.
The joint exercises included tanks, armored personnel carriers, combat helicopters, howitzers, “surveillance technologies” and methods of defending against biological weapons, according to the defense ministry.
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