Phnom Penh, Jun 19 (AP) A Cambodian defence official says China has agreed to provide more than USD 100 million in military aid to the Southeast Asian nation, a close political ally.Also Read - International Flyers Take Note: Cambodia Cuts Quarantine Time For Fully Vaccinated Travellers From Today

Defence Ministry spokesman Gen. Chhum Socheat said today that the aid for training, exercise and equipment was agreed upon over the weekend in a meeting between visiting Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and his Cambodian counterpart Tea Banh. Also Read - Only To Curb Trans-Border Crimes: BSF Says Jurisdiction Increased For CrPC Act, Passport Act

Wei yesterday also met with Prime Minister Hun Sen. Also Read - India Successfully Tests 'Akash Prime' Missile, Destroys Aerial Target | Watch

Wei’s five-day trip was undertaken to strengthen military ties and attend a China-Cambodia military exhibition. It concludes tomorrow.

China is Cambodia’s closest political ally and a major economic supporter, wooing it into its sphere of influence with millions of dollars in aid and investment over the past decade. (AP) KIS KIS

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