President Tran Dai Quang meers members of the Liaison Board of former Vietnamese experts to Cambodia (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang hosted a reception on December 14 in Hanoi for a delegation from the Liaison Board of former Vietnamese experts who were sent to Cambodia to support the country’s revolution in 1978-1989.

Together with Vietnamese volunteer soldiers to Cambodia, the former experts helped Cambodian people escape from the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime and revive the country.

After Cambodia’s liberation, they continued assisting Cambodia in national construction in various fields from politics, economy, security and defence to culture, health care and social affairs.

They successfully fulfilled their international tasks and returned home on September 26, 1989.

During the meeting, President Tran Dai Quang expressed his special respect to members of the Liaison Board who regularly supported the former experts as well as their families.

The board has actively given advices to the Party and State in honouring the former experts, while engaging in summarizing the history, compiling memoirs and educating younger generations about the tradition of the bilateral ties, he noted.

He also lauded the board for active involving in people-to-people contact activities, especially in sponsoring Cambodian students in Vietnam and coordinating with the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association in holding activities to mark 37 years since the Vietnamese people helped the Cambodians overthrow the genocidal regime to revive the nation, thus contributing to fostering the traditional friendship and neighbourliness and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

The President said he hopes that the former experts continue joining in the compilation of a book on the history of Vietnamese experts’ 10-year help for the Cambodian revolution (1978-1988).-VNA