China Donates 150 Vehicles to Defense Ministry to Support ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting-Plus
PHNOM PENH: The People’s Republic of China donated 150 vehicles to the Ministry of National Defense of Cambodia on Thursday, 1 September. This donation was made in response to the Defense Ministry’s need, in support of the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting-Plus later this year.
Cambodian Defense Minister, DPM Tea Banh, has told reporters that the People's Republic of China made this donation in response to a request Cambodia made to China in the past. He added that some of the 150 vehicles will be accompanied by a high-level ASEAN delegation for the upcoming ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus in Cambodia.
"This [donation was made] in a sincere spirit, [they] responded to the time, we put problems in the past until now, [the vehicles] have come to [Cambodia] successfully," he said.
The delivered cars are all Chinese's luxury brands, such as Hongqi, GAC and Haval.
The handover ceremony took place at the Victory Monument in Sangkat Prek Ta Sek, Khan Chroy Changva, Phnom Penh, with Cambodian representatives and senior officials of the Chinese Embassy in attendance.