Four teams play in the friendship football tournament.(Photo: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) –
A friendship football open tournament began on December 15 by the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia to mark the 40th anniversary of the fall of the genocidal regime in the host country.

The two-day tourney draws the participation of four teams from the Vietnamese Embassy and other representative offices, the youth unions of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Interior.

They are playing in a round-robin format to decide the champion.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ke Bun Khieng, deputy chief of the commission for popularisation and education and chief of the CPP’s central Youth Working Group, spoke highly of the football tournament as helping enhance friendship and cooperation between organisations and branches of the two countries to mark Cambodia’s victory over the genocidal regime.

He expressed his hope that the youths will treasure and elevate the bilateral friendship and cooperation to a new high.-VNA