The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on May 16 held a ceremony to rebury 55 sets of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who died in Cambodia during wartime.

Participants at the ceremony showed their gratitude to the heroic martyrs, who laid down their lives while undertaking international service, contributing to the friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Cambodia .

The remains were gathered by Gia Lai’s search teams during the 2013-2014 dry season in Cambodia ’s Rattanakiri, Preah Vihear and Stung Treng provinces.

Since 2001, the provincial search teams have coordinated with the three Cambodian provinces’ forces to repatriate a total 1,230 remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers.-VNA