Cambodia Hosts ASEAN Regional Forum on Defense PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 January 2012 00:00

Maritime security and regional peacekeeping operation were among the main topic of discussion at the ASEAN Regional Forum, Defense Officials’ Dialogue (ARF DoD) held here on Dec. 7.

The regional forum was co-hosted by Cambodian Ministry of National Defense and New Zealand Ministry of Defense with the participation of defense officials from 22 ASEAN countries and their partner countries.

In his opening remarks, Maj. Gen. Lay Chenda, Director of ASEAN Affairs Department of the Cambodian Ministry of National Defense’s Policy and Foreign Affairs General Department and co-chair of ARF DoD, said the event is a great opportunity for all participants to exchange dialogue and experiences on Peacekeeping Operation and Maritime Security.

He also touched on the success of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) in accomplishing the de-mining and peacekeeping missions under the UN umbrella.