The Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association has made efforts to help correct the opposition’s slanderous allegations against the two countries’ traditional friendship.

It was heard at the ninth conference of the association’s central executive board held in the northern province of Bac Ninh on January 23.

Over the past 35 years of development, the association has set up its chapters in almost all localities across the country, with former experts and veterans being key members.

In 2013, it held a wide range of activities to popularise Vietnam-Cambodia relations.

The Vietnamese side sent tens of doctors to Cambodia to provide free check-ups and treatment for local people.

The association also actively participated in border security protection work, border marker planting and the search for the remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who died in Cambodia.

On the occasion of the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) celebration, the association also presented 10 gifts to poor Vietnamese veterans who fought in the Cambodian battlefields, as well as launched a fundraising campaign to help its members living in difficulty.-VNA