Representatives of the Vietnamese defence attache office in Cambodia and the authorities of Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang and Kandal provinces and Phnom Penh have discussed a plan to accelerate the search and return remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers who fell down during the wartime.

At the meeting in Kandal province on July 16, the two sides reviewed their work in the three Cambodian localities and agreed to continue it in accordance with the agreement signed by the two countries’ committees in charge of the work.
Colonel Nguyen Anh Dung, defence attache at the Vietnamese Embassy, presented an amount of 34,000 USD to assist the work to the Cambodian side.

Colonel Prum Din, Commander of the Special Military Zone, affirmed that despite difficulties, Cambodia would cooperate with the Vietnamese side to fulfil the work by 2020.

The two sides have to date searched and returned remains of over 16,000 Vietnamese martyrs.

In the three Cambodian localities alone, remains of 1,675 Vietnamese voluntary soldiers have been found since 2001.-VNA