This week, Vietnam and Cambodia held another iteration of a meeting designed to advance the promotion of cooperation between their local provinces. The meeting spotlighted ongoing efforts by both sides to realize opportunities and to manage challenges that arise from their shared border as among the priorities for the promotion of their wider security ties for 2019.
As I have observed previously in these pages, Vietnam and Cambodia share a defense relationship that extends across several different areas. These range from opportunities, such as Vietnam’s provision of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) with equipment, training, and aid, to challenges such as the joint management of their shared 700-mile long border.
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