A solemn memorial and burial service was held in the south-western province of Tay Ninh on July 27 for the remains of 347 volunteer Vietnamese soldiers who lost their lives in Cambodia.

The remains of four other soldiers found in the province were also reburied to mark the 68 th War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Luu Quang recalled the traditional solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia, saying many Vietnamese youths volunteered for international missions in Cambodia to help the people escape from the genocidal regime.

Local authorities have carried out a number of measures to care for war veterans, the families of martyrs and those who rendered services to the country, including searching for martyrs’ remains.

The provincial search teams received support from Cambodian localities and people, he added.

On the same day, the southern province of Kien Giang also organised a ceremony to rebury the remains of 49 volunteer Vietnamese soldiers and experts who died in Cambodia and along the locality’s border.

Since 2001, the province has found and repatriated 1,850 sets of martyr remains, most of whom lost their lives in battlefields in Kep, Kampot, Sihanouk and Koh Kong provinces in Cambodia.-VNA