Pacific Partnership 2014 in Cambodia came to a close June 27 with a ceremony held on the pier alongside the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003).
“It has been a privilege to be here in Cambodia,” said Rear Adm. Russell Allen, deputy commander of U.S. 7th Fleet. “This has been a wonderful experience for learning that has brought forth so many great accomplishments.”
Allen was joined at the podium by U.S. Embassy in Cambodia Charge d’Affaires Jeff Daigle, Sihanouk province Deputy Governor Prak Chan Sokha, and Cambodian navy Adm. Tea Vinh.
Over the past two weeks, the Pacific Partnership multinational medical team worked next to their Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) counterparts to conduct professional exchanges and to provide medical treatment in Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, and Takeo, as well as veterinary services on Koh Rong Island and in the Sihanoukville region.
Pacific Partnership is in its ninth iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Asia-Pacific region.
Press Release, June 30, 2014; Image: US Navy