The southern province of Tay Ninh has repatriated a total of 2,546 sets of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers from Cambodia during the 2001-2011 period.

The figure was released at an August 16 meeting to review 10 years of the search for remains of Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives during the war in Cambodia .

Of the remains, 86 sets were identified by name and native place, the meeting said.

During the ten-year period, search teams in Tay Ninh province had coordinated closely with authorities, security forces and people in the Cambodian provinces of Kongpong Cham, Batdom Bong, Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey, Otdar Meanchey and Pailin to complete their mission.

They also provided free medical check-ups to the local people to maintain solidarity and friendship between the two nations.

The search teams planned to continue to cooperate with provincial authorities of Kong Pong Cham, Siem Reap and Banteay Meanchey, in order to locate and repatriate more than 300 sets of fallen soldiers’ remains in Cambodia in the future./.