At the signing ceremony (Photo: qdnd.vn)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – The southwestern province of Tay Ninh and five Cambodian provinces of Tbong Khmum, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey and Oddar Meanchey will enhance cooperation in the search for remains of Vietnamese volunteers who died on battlefields in Cambodia during wartime.

Under an agreement inked between the provincial Steering Committee on the Search and Repatriation of Remains of Fallen Soldiers (Steering Committee 515) and the five Cambodia localities in Oddar Meanchay on October 15,  the Cambodian side will support and exchange information with Vietnamese competent authorities in the search and repatriation for martyrs’ remains. 

They will also give their opinion on the progress and achievements attained in the search and repatriation efforts.

According to a report in 2017 by the Cambodia’s national committee for the search for martyrs’ remains, around 4,000 Vietnamese volunteers and soldiers are still unaccounted for in Cambodia. Both Vietnam and Cambodia have been accelerating plans to finish the search by 2020.-VNA