Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has confirmed that Cambodia does not need a military base on Cambodia, nor is it located abroad, and welcomes exercises with all countries willing to do so.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said this after foreign opposition and diplomats in Cambodia always mentioned that China has military installations in coastal areas and elsewhere.
During a meeting with civil servants and technical teams on the construction of the city's road infrastructure in Sihanoukville on the afternoon of June 1, 2020, Samdech Techo Hun Sen recalled that there was a diplomatic mission in Cambodia to send a message from the Royal Government that Cambodia is allowing The Ream military zone goes to China for exclusive use.
"Until the word is used, the Prime Minister of Cambodia knows nothing, but the Minister of Defense knows," he said, adding that anything had to be reported to the Prime Minister first. Just do the work later.
"We have no policy to allow any foreigner to use the base in our country contrary to our constitution," he said. I have repeatedly stated that Cambodia reiterates that Cambodia is an independent and sovereign country; it does not join with him, does not allow foreign military positions on his land and we do not deploy our military. Overseas too. ”
He added that except under the UN umbrella, which Cambodia sends troops there, that he has the right to do whatever he wants, that he welcomes all foreign aid from the United States, France, China and so on. To develop Cambodia further.
At the same time, the Prime Minister of Cambodia announced that the Cambodian naval base welcomed all countries wishing to enter their warships to dock and stop or to engage in exercises with Cambodia. With China, the United States, France, Canada, Japan, Cambodia did all that it wanted to do with Cambodia.
"From now on, whoever wants to come, come and work together on the anti-terrorism, anti-trafficking, anti-human trafficking, anti-smuggling, anti-smuggling and anti-smuggling sea drills. And I only want two anti-terrorism drills and one calamity drill. I do not want to do enemy combat drills, so maybe with a clear statement from Kampong Som to Sihanoukville.
Moreover, Samdech Hun Sen said, "Cambodia welcomes you to submit your request. If Cambodia opposes you, shout, if Cambodia does not object, do not shout at China for exclusive use of other countries."