Sports exchange programme helps tighten Vietnam-Cambodia friendship hinh anh 1A volleyball match at the sports exchange programme (Photo: VNA)
Dong Thap (VNA) – A sports exchange programme was held between Vietnam’s southern province of Dong Thap and Cambodia’s south-eastern province of Prey Veng on December 14 to tighten the two countries’ friendship and comprehensive cooperation.

The event, the 11th of its kind, took place in Dong Thap’s Hong Ngu border town with the participation of over 120 athletes from Prey Veng’s districts of Pear Chor, Preah Sdach, and Kampong Trabaek; and Dong Thap’s districts of Tan Hong and Hong Ngu; and Hong Ngu town.

The sports include football, volleyball, petanque, and tug of war.

The host teams won first prizes in tug of war and petanque, while visiting teams came out on top in volleyball and football.

Deputy Governor of Prey Veng Chanhtha said his province is located in the south-eastern region of Cambodia, sharing border lines with the Vietnamese provinces of Dong Thap, Long An, and Tay Ninh.

Implementing agreements between Vietnam and Cambodia, the two localities have strengthened cooperation in all fields; bolstered solidarity; ensured a border of peace, security, and friendship; and facilitated the trade activities of people living in the shared border areas, he added.

Vice Chairman of the Dong Thap provincial People’s Committee Doan Tan Buu affirmed that the solidarity and friendship between the Vietnamese and Cambodian governments and peoples, and particularly the two provinces, have been nurtured for a long time, developing with greater strength in all realms, including sports and culture.–VNA