Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Monument inaugurated hinh anh 1Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Monument  in Battambang province. (Source: VNA)
Phnom Penh (VNA) – A Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Monument was inaugurated on October 16 in Khemara Phoumin city, Koh Kong province, about 300 km to the west of Phnom Penh.

This is the ninth monument completed under a project to build and upgrade 17 Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Monuments in Cambodia, with funds provided by the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence, aiming to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries in 2017.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Secretary of State at the Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religions Nhem Valy thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, army and people for their support to the Cambodian people during their struggle against the Pol Pot genocidal regime.  

Nhem Valy, who is also Secretary General of the National Council of the Solidarity Front for Development of Cambodian Motherland, said the monument is not only dedicated to Cambodians and Vietnamese volunteers who laid down their lives for Cambodia’s liberation, but also considered as an everlasting symbol of the time-honoured solidarity and friendship between the two countries.

Vietnamese Military Attaché in Cambodia Colonel Nguyen Anh Dung expressed his belief that the monument will witness the strong development of Kok Kong in the time ahead as well as the traditional friendship, an invaluable asset shared by the two nations and armies.-VNA