China, Cambodia hold joint military exercise

The armed forces of China and Cambodia kicked off joint exercise Dragon Gold 2020 on March 15 at the Techo Sen Chumkiri live-fire field in Kampot province, Cambodia.

This year’s iteration of the exercise is the fourth which focuses on counter-terrorism and humanitarian rescue. The joint military drill will run until April 1.

Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces General Vong Pisen and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian graced the opening of the exercise.

“It will further enhance cooperation between Cambodia and China on anti-terrorism and humanitarian rescue, and contribute to upholding peace, stability and development in the two countries and in the region,” General Pisen said as quoted by Chinese news outlet Xinhua.