Chinese troops hold a set-out ceremony on the amphibious dock landing ship Jinggangshan on March 15, 2023.
BEIJING, March 16 -- The Golden Dragon-2023 China-Cambodia joint military exercise will be held at a training base in Cambodia from March 20 to April 8. The Golden Dragon series of joint exercises is an annual routine military cooperation activity between the two militaries and the Golden Dragon-2023 is the fifth of such joint exercises.
More than 200 participating troops from the army, navy and joint logistic support force of the Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command held a set-out ceremony at a military port in Zhanjiang city, southeast China's Guangdong province, on March 15. The content of this exercise mainly includes the joint security exercise for major events, the humanitarian work and the cultural exchanges. A total of more than 3,000 troops from both sides, with more than 300 units of wheeled vehicles, various types of ordnance, mine-sweeping devices and pandemic-prevention equipment, will participate in the exercise. Several Southeast Asian countries will send military officers to observe the exercise.
The China-Cambodia Golden Dragon-2023 joint military exercise is held to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of China and Cambodia to jointly build a China-Cambodia community with a shared future in the new era. It aims to consolidate and develop the Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership between China and Cambodia, increase political mutual trust, expand military exchanges between the two countries and improve the counter-terrorism and humanitarian assistance capabilities of the two militaries.