French warship Vendemiare docked at Sihanoukville on March 29- April 2 after leaving Vietnam and will leave for Thailand after Cambodia. “The visit of French warship is to strengthen friendship between Royal Cambodian navy forces and French sides.” Mr. Tung Soklim, a press official of French embassy said. Senior officials from French warship will talk with senior officials at Cambodia’s Navy military base in Ream headquarter and governor of Preah Sihanouk, and police military officials to build ties. and Cambodian cadet of navy forces will take a study tour on the warship. French warship deployed in Pacific Ocean and its base locates at Novel Kaledony Island.
the french warship arrived while the country hosted meeting of commander in chiefs in ASEAN region to strengthen cooperation on the maritime security and counter-terrorism, other issues.
The media release said: “It deployed to fight against piracy, crimes, and used to transport humanitarian affairs, and police of navigation and fishery watch, and environment and pollution at sea”, it said, adding that it also used to evacuate French citizens when it had emergency disaster rescue. ###