Border troops forge closer bonds through sports event

Senior security officers from Thailand, Laos and Cambodia preside over the opening ceremony of a sporting event aimed at forging closer military ties in Ubon Ratchathani on Thursday. (Photo: Wassana Nanuam)

Border security forces from Thailand, Cambodia and Laos have kicked off what is being billed as the first sporting event between them aimed at forging closer military ties.

The mini-games for the soldiers is taking place in Ubon Ratchathani and being organised by the Suranaree task force. It began on Thursday at Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University in Muang district. The troops will compete in men’s football, pétanque, volleyball and golf. Each country has sent 60 athletes to compete.

The opening ceremony was chaired by the…

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