748 sets of Vietnamese martyrs’ remains in Cambodia repatriated hinh anh 1​A reburial service for martyrs' remains at the martyrs' cemetery of Duc Co district, the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – As many as 748 sets of remains of Vietnamese experts and volunteers have been repatriated from Cambodia during the 2015-2016 dry season, as heard at the 15th meeting of the Vietnamese and Cambodian special task committees in Ho Chi Minh City on July 25.

The result was attributable to the close cooperation between the two countries, said Deputy Minister of Defence Lieutenant General Le Chiem, who is head of Vietnam’s special task committee.

He noted that Vietnam highly appreciates Cambodia’s special task committee’s guidance and efficient operation in the search and repatriation of the remains of Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives during wartime in Cambodia.

Meanwhile, Seang Lapress, advisor to the Cambodian Government and deputy head of the Cambodian special task committee, expressed his belief that sound coordination between the two Governments will bring further positive results.

The retrieval of soldiers’ remains is difficult due to a lack of information. However, most of the remains are said to be located in Pray Veng, Kampong Speu, Tboung Khmum and Kampong Cham provinces.

In the coming time, the two sides will direct relevant authorities to carry out the search and repatriation of martyrs’ remains while seeking more information from local people.-VNA