A Khmer-Vietnam friendship primary school was inaugurated in Svay Rieng province in southeast Cambodia on April 21.

President of the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Association Men Sam On chaired the ceremony, which saw the presence of representatives from Vietnamese localities.

Addressing the event, Sam On, who is also Cambodia ’s Deputy Prime Minister, spoke highly of efforts made by the Association of Cambodians of Vietnamese Origin in promoting free education for Cambodian-Vietnamese children.

The school is a vivid manifestation of the traditional solidarity and mutual assistance between the two peoples, she stressed, adding it also serves as a place where children can learn about their origins.

She instructed Svay Rieng provincial authorities and people to facilitate the training of Khmer and Vietnamese languages at the school.

The school, including four well-equipped classrooms, was built at a cost of 110,000 USD, with 95,000 USD provided by Vietnam ’s Long An province, which shares the border with Svay Rieng