Phnom Penh: Lieutenant General Hun Manet, Deputy Commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, Commander of the Army, meets with trainees of the second generation of military training to complete the framework for the Military Academy under the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in 2020 (Techo Sen Phnom Thom, Preah Vihear base , July 11, 2020).

"A strong nation is based on strong defense, and strong defense is due to our strong army," he said. The previous generation of officers left the work of national defense for the national cause to us today, so we must continue to preserve this legacy on the basis of spirit, will, experience and combined with practical ability.

He added that training soldiers to have a clear foundation is the most important factor that makes our army strong and can defend our homeland in the long run. Training must be based on two factors: first, patriotism, religion, monarchy, and second, self-reliance. This is the spirit of nationalism to increase self-confidence in assuring ownership of our future.

The army chief added that the military has a very important role to play. A military career has two special features. The first is that we have been directly involved in national service by educating our soldiers on the basis of self-defense, as well as defending the unit, ensuring success in carrying out its duties, which is the pride of contributing to national defense through Training of outstanding heroes. Second, the military receives the honor that is engraved in the hearts of every student as a benefactor who imparts knowledge to them.

He said that our military trainees understand the value of this career and pay high attention to training and go out to teach in schools with a high will and conscience from the heart. Also, understand the benefits of this career by asking what we have left for our army after retirement, a soldier can leave thousands of soldiers we have joined. Training, including the legacy of the military training system, continues to be passed on to our descendants. Therefore, this military opportunity is a special opportunity for our trainees to participate in building achievements for the army by building and training human resources.

Not only that, he also thanked the leadership of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, relevant units and institutions, the course management, the military, as well as the officers, deputies and all the soldiers of the 70th Brigade for their cooperation. Organize and make this training work well and thank you to all the military candidates who volunteered and actively participated in this training.