The Cambodian government and people will continue to work with Vietnam in searching for and repatriating the remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and specialists who fell down in Cambodia during the war.

General Pol Saruon, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, made the declaration during the 13th meeting of the special task force committees of the Vietnamese and Cambodian governments on the work in Ho Chi Minh City on July 8.

The two committees spoke highly of efficiency of their cooperation, which has resulted in the repatriation of the remains of more than 16,000 Vietnamese soldiers since 2001.

Speaking at the meeting, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Thanh Cung, expressed his thanks to the Cambodian Government committee and people for their support to the search.

The two sides also agreed to keep 11 teams for the work, with a hope of finding about 500 remains during the 2014-2015 dry season.

During the 2013-2014 dry season, the remains of 590 Vietnamese soldiers have been found.-VNA