Young military officers of Vietnam and Cambodia at the exchange (Phôt: qdnc.cn)
TayNinh (VNA) – An exchange was held on March 16 in the southern province of Tay Ninh between young officers from Tay Ninh’s Military High Command and the Military Sub-region 4 under the Cambodian Royal Army, which covers four border provinces of TbongKhmum, SvayRieng, Prey Veng and Otdomenchay.

The event aimed to foster and promote the long-standing traditional solidarity and friendship between the two armies and countries, while raising awareness of the ties to strengthen cooperation in crushing all schemes to harm the nations’ solidarity, creating a peaceful and stable environment for the bilateral ties’ growth.

Addressing the event, Lieutenant General Pham Van Dy, Political Commissar of the Military Zone 7, said that throughout their history, Vietnam and Cambodia have shared close relations and walked hand in hand in the fight against invaders to regain independence and freedom.

Together, the two sides also fought the Pol Pot genocidal regime for the happiness of people and peace in each country as well as in the region and the world, he noted.

In recent years, their comprehensive cooperation has been promoted in an effective way, he said, citing the Military Zone 7 has set up twin relations with theMilitary Zones 2 and 4 as well as the Infantry High Command of the Cambodia Royal Army, while the armed forces of Tay Ninh and Cambodia’s Military Sub-region 4 have also enjoyed sound partnership.

Meanwhile, Chuong So Van Tha, Commander of the Cambodian Royal Army’s Military Zone 2, said that without the support of Vietnamese soldiers in the fight against Pol Pot, there is no Cambodia today.

He called on Cambodian young military officers to be aware ofhostile forces’ plots as well as make every effort to promoting the traditional solidarity and friendship between the two armies, thus defeating all schemes to separate theneighbours.

Initially, the two sides should work together to complete land border demarcation and marker planting to prevent any future conflict, he added.-VNA