Vietnam and Cambodia will intensify their defence ties, confirming it an important factor in bilateral comprehensive cooperation by striking a cooperation plan for 2013.

The cooperation plan, between the two countries’ defence ministries, was signed on March 29 in Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam’s southern economic hub, in the presence of Minister of Defence General Phung Quang Thanh and his Cambodian counterpart Tea Banh.

Under the plan, the two ministries will intensify exchanges of delegations of all levels, experience sharing in military building, staff training, and naval joint patrol.

They will work together in crushing plots of making the ill-use of border demarcation and marker planting to undermine solidarity shared by the two countries.

They will maintain close cooperation in searching, collecting and repatriating the remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Cambodia in the past.

Speaking at the event, Minister Tea Banh, who is also Deputy Prime Miniser of Cambodia, and Minister Thanh highly valued the agreed plan, describing it a vivid illustration of the long-nurtured traditional friendship between the two countries.-VNA