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Monument to Vietnamese volunteer soldiers in Cambodia launched

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The requiem for Vietnamese volunteer soldiers, who fell at Battlefield 479 in Cambodia in Bo De pagoda (Source: hanoimoi.com.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony to inaugurate a memorial monument dedicated to Vietnamese volunteer soldiers, who fell at Battlefield 479 in Cambodia, was held along with a requiem for them at Bo De pagoda in Long Bien district, Hanoi on July 27.

Hosted by the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association (VCFA), the event is part of activities to mark the the 69th War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day.

Speaking at the event, head of the VCFA’s Association of Battlefield 479 former volunteer soldiers in Hanoi Le Cuong said that the work will serve as a place for the people to learn about patriotism and the spirit for international duty of the Vietnamese people and army, thus further strengthening the Vietnam-Cambodia relations.

Constructed with a total investment of 700 million VND on an area of 40 sq.m at Bo De pagoda, the work is a tribute to martyrs who laid down for the national liberation and defence cause and during performing international duties.

On the occasion, representatives from the VCFA and the VCFA’s Association of Battlefield 479 former volunteer soldiers in Hanoi presented gift packages to families of wounded soldiers and martyrs in Hanoi.

The same day, a delegation of representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia and those from the Vietnamese community and businesses in the country led by Ambassador Thach Du laid wreaths in commemoration of Vietnamese volunteer combatants at their monument in Phnom Penh.-VNA
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