The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai held a memorial and re-burial service on May 29 for the remains of 30 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and specialists who lost their lives in Cambodia.

Representatives of the Vietnamese Government, Army, and Gia Lai authorities attended the function at the martyr cemetery of Duc Co border district, along with officials from the Royal Cambodian Army and the Cambodian provinces of Ratanakiri, Stung Treng and Preah Vihear.

Vice Chairman of the Gia Lai People’s Committee K’Pa Thuyen highlighted the glorious victories of the martyrs in the fight to liberate Vietnam and help Cambodia overthrow the Khmer Rouge’s genocidal regime, adding that the countries will remember the fallen soldiers’ sacrifices forever.

In recent years, Gia Lai province has been working closely with Cambodian authorities to repatriate the remains of 1,315 Vietnamese martyrs.-VNA