Phnom Penh (FN), July 26 – Cambodian Minister of National Defense Tea Banh reiterated that the Wall Street Journal's report on 21 July 2019 over the alleged Chinese military base in Cambodia aimed to destroy the kingdoms and regional peace.

The statement was made on Friday morning at the Council of Ministers during the closing ceremony for training capsule on the United Nation peacekeeping mission, accompanied by Manika Jain, Ambassador of the Republic of India to Cambodia.

"WSJ’s report has the worst intention to destroy security and peace in Cambodia and in the region,” the minister stated.

“The American officials and unprofessional journalists must study the constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia, particularly on article 53, which states that the Kingdom of Cambodia maintains resolutely a policy of permanent neutrality and non-alignment. The Kingdom of Cambodia coexists peacefully with its neighbors and with all other countries throughout the world,” he added.