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Cambodia, Vietnam discuss restoration of memorial sites


Cambodia and Vietnam intend to work together to inspect and repair the memorials for Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who fell on Cambodian soil.

This agreement was reached during a working session held in Phnom Penh on September 10 between Vice President and General Secretary of the Solidarity Front for the Development of the Cambodian Motherland Min Khin and visiting vIETNAMESE Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Thanh Cung.

The officials agreed to assign appropriate bodies to develop a formal cooperation agreement regarding the conservation work that is to be carried out throughout Cambodian localities upon approval.

On behalf of the Vietnamese Government, Cung thanked the Cambodian people and government for their assistance and coordination efforts in the search for the remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who lost their lives liberating the Cambodian people from the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime.

He also suggested the Cambodian Solidarity Front join the efforts to repair the weather-beaten war memorials that have fallen into disrepair.

Min Khin pledged to pass the suggestions made by Vietnam on to senior leaders for consideration.

He expressed his profound gratitude to the State, army and people of Vietnam for helping the Cambodian people put an end to the Khmer Rouge regime and rebuild their country.

During his working visit to Cambodia from September 9-11, Senior Lieutenant General Cung will also pay a courtesy visit to Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tia Banh.-VNA

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