US navy ship arrived to Sihanoukville
A US navy ship arrived to Sihanoukville this weekend to celebrate military parades with the Royal Cambodian Army in the international sea port. The USS ESSEX touched the Cambodian coast during the morning of February 26 and was welcomed by high military authorities of the country. It will remain in Cambodian waters until March 2. Commander Ouck Seiha said to the press that it belongs to the agreements of friendship with the US military. CMDR Ly, the acting liaison officer between the US Navy and RCAF US, said that both navies will perform military games at the Sihanoukville Bay. US and Cambodia have strengthened relations of friendship in the last decades, after the troublesome times of war in the 1970s. The government of Richard Nixon ordered a heavy bombing over the northern Cambodian territory with the aim to stop the advance of the Vietcom. Damages over the Cambodian territory and its population due to such bombing in the 1970s are incalculable.
Chhin Sieng report.