Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh speaks at the conference (Source: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – A conference on the implementation of benefits and policies for Vietnamese national contributors who are living in Cambodia under the Government’ Decree No.102/2018/ND-CP was organised in Phnom Penh on April 22.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh said that the conference will help better serve the implementation of polices to honour those who contributed to the country, he added.

At the conference, Major General Tran Quoc Dung, head of the General Political Department’s Policy Department under the Vietnam People’s Army, listened to ideas and recommendations on the implementation of the Government’s decree on benefits for overseas national contributors, given by representatives from the Vietnamese Consulates General, defence attaché office, Vietnam-Khmer Association and its chapters in 22 out of 25 provinces and cities in Cambodia.

The promulgation and implementation of benefits and policies targeting national contributors who are living abroad reaffirms the Party and State’s consistent policy of considering the overseas Vietnamese community an integral part of the nation.

According to reports by the 63 provinces and centrally run cities as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are about 40,000 overseas national contributors, with some 29,600 still alive. They include those who contributed to the revolution, took part in resistance wars, and were involved in international missions.-VNA