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2012 Programs & Events

United States Donates Computers to Cambodia

October 27, 2012
(State Dept. Photo)

Jeff Daigle, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, and Lieutenant General Suon Samnang, Deputy Director General of Policy and Planning at the Ministry of National Defense, presided over the handover ceremony.

The U.S. Embassy, through its Office of Defense Cooperation’s Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program, handed over some 330 computer laptops, hard drives, and other equipment, to the Ministry of National Defense.  Jeff Daigle, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, and Lieutenant General Suon Samnang, Deputy Director General of Policy and Planning at the Ministry of National Defense, presided over the handover ceremony.

The donation allows the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) to better integrate its activities and utilize its resources through issuance to RCAF priority units, many of which are currently receiving training and capacity building assistance from the U.S. government.  The total value of the equipment exceeds $250,000.

The U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation’s FMF program has also provided excess military transportation equipment, English-language training laboratories, military training in the United States, and technical assistance.  All of this supports RCAF’s professional development, English-language training program, and maritime security capacity building.