The Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Organisation on June 20 published a special issue in Hanoi to mark the 45 th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnamese-Cambodian diplomatic ties (June 24, 1967-2012).

The issue consists of three categories for writings, poems and music. A number of articles and pictures vividly featuring the Vietnamese-Cambodian friendship and cooperation and development of the traditional relations existing between both countries are featured.

Various touching notes that former Vietnamese voluntary soldiers wrote during their trips to revisit Cambodia - their second homeland - are among contents spotlighted in the issue.

The issue also introduces emotive poems and songs highlighting strong feelings and good memories about the people and nation of Cambodia, such as “Thuong anh bo doi” (Love for the soldier), “Vietnam-Cambodia”, “Glorious Angkor” and “January sunshine” composed by Le Duc Tho, Vu Mao, Huu Thinh, Thu Bon.

On the occasion, a meeting was held on the same day for families sponsoring Cambodian visiting students, here in Vietnam .

At the meeting, members of the Vietnam-Cambodian Friendship Organisation reviewed their work in linking both countries’ businesses and strengthening the solidarity of the two countries.

In 2012, 14 members of the organisation sponsored 49 Cambodian students who are studying at universities in Hanoi

The Union of Friendship Organisations and the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City also hosted a get-together on June 20 on the occasion of the 45 th anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties and the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year of 2012.