Cambodian Defence Minister General Tia Banh has just paid an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart, General Phung Quang Thanh.

During his visit, Minister Tia Banh, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia , and his delegation held talks with a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam ’s Ministry of National Defence.

Both sides discussed international and regional issues as well as national concerns and reviewed the results of cooperation between the two armies over the past time.

They agreed to continue strengthening cooperation by increasing the exchange of delegations and cooperation in training and border protection and management as well as conducting joint patrols in common waters between the two countries.

The two sides also vowed closer coordination in searching for and repatriating the remains of Vietnamese military experts and volunteer soldiers killed in Cambodia during war time./.