Leaders of military regions and localities in Cambodia have pledged to continue assisting Vietnam in the search and repatriation of the remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who died in Cambodia during the war.

The Cambodian officials made the commitment during working sessions with the Vietnamese government’s special committee for this work, during which the committee presented the Cambodian military regions and localities with financial assistance to help with the search in their areas.

On August 15, Vietnamese Defence Attaché to Cambodia, Colonel Nguyen Anh Dung handed over the financial aid to officials of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ Military Region 4 and authorities of four provinces in the region, completing the delivery of the 310,000 USD aid package for 2014.

The special committee on the search and repatriation of Vietnamese soldiers’ remains said nearly 5,000 sets of remains of Vietnamese soldiers are still in Cambodia. Both countries have to date found and returned the remains of over 16,000 Vietnamese martyrs. They plan to bring home 4,500 sets of remains by 2020.-VNA