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Chinese warships visit Cambodia

Two Chinese guided-missile frigates have docked at a port of Cambodia for a five-day goodwill visit to the country.

Liuzhou and Sanya, the 21st Chinese naval escort task force, docked at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port on Monday.

Speaking at a welcoming ceremony, Rear Admiral Yu Manjiang, commander of China’s naval unit in the region, said it was the third time that Chinese naval ships have visited Cambodia, but it was the first time that the Chinese warships have made a port call in Cambodia.

He says China and Cambodia are good partners and friends. This visit will further increase mutual trust and friendly relations between the two countries and also contribute to enhancing cooperation between the navies of the two countries.

During the visit in Cambodia, the Chinese naval delegation will hold talks with Cambodian navy and defense leaders as well as senior government officials in order to exchange views on bilateral relations as well as regional situation.

Chinese and Cambodian naval personnel will conduct a rescue exercise and organize a friendly football match during the stay.

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