Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tea Banh visits a relic site in Binh Phuoc province on June 20 (Source: VNA)

Binh Phuoc (VNA) – Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tea Banh has affirmed that Vietnam’s wholehearted assistance during wartime helped Cambodia defeat the Pol Pot genocidal regime and regain peace.

Deputy PM Tea Banh, who is also Minister of National Defence, made the remarks during his talk with local residents in Loc Tan and Loc Thanh communes in Loc Ninh district as he visited several historical sites in southern Binh Phuoc province on June 20 to mark 41 years of “the path to overthrow the Pol Pot genocidal regime.”

The Cambodian delegation called at places where Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen hid his weapons, met the first Vietnamese person who led him to local militia and enjoyed his first meal in Vietnam 41 years ago.

Deputy PM Tea Banh thanked the Party Organisation, administration and people of Binh Phuoc in general and Loc Ninh district in particular for building a communal house in Thanh Tay hamlet with funding donated by PM Hun Sen, and preserving his keepsakes at the house.

These are important keepsakes of the Cambodian people during their struggle to topple the Pol Pot genocidal regime for the country’s revival, he said.

Secretary of the Party Committee of Loc Ninh district Tran Thi Anh Tuyet congratulated the Cambodia leaders and people on the 41st anniversary of “the path to overthrow the Pol Pot genocidal regime.”

She also affirmed that fine relations between Vietnam and Cambodia as well as between Binh Phuoc and Cambodia’s border provinces will be lasting forever.

Before visiting the historical sites, Deputy PM Tea Banh had a talk with military officers, officials and people of Vietnam and Cambodia.-VNA