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South Korea signs defence agreements with Brunei and Cambodia

16 September 2018

South Korea has signed defence agreements with Brunei and Cambodia as Seoul looks to further expand its defence export profile across Southeast Asia.

The memoranda of understandings (MOUs) were signed at the Seoul Defense Dialogue – a regional security meeting – which concluded on 14 September.

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul said the MOU with Brunei would facilitate collaboration on military research and development activities as well as military exchanges, and education and training programmes.

The MND said that a similar agreement with Cambodia covers “all fields of defence” and is intended to support the country’s capability advancement.

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