A delegation from the Embassy and other representative offices of Vietnam in Cambodia on July 26 laid a wreath at the monument dedicated to Vietnamese martyrs, who fell down during wartime in the country, in Phnom Penh.

The delegation offered incense and a one-minute silence in honour of those fallen volunteer soldiers whose sacrifice has contributed to nurturing the fine friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Cambodia.

During the wars, tens of thousands of Vietnamese soldiers and experts lost their lives while undertaking international missions in Cambodia. Of them, about 5,000 still remain in the neighbouring country, according to a special committee of the Vietnamese and Cambodian Governments.

The two countries are working hard towards the completion of the search, gathering, repatriation and re-interment of the martyrs by 2020.

On the occasion of Vietnam’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27), many activities have been also organised across Vietnam to show gratitude for the contributions made by war heroes to the nation.

On July 26, leading officials of Ho Chi Minh City laid wreaths and offered incense to martyrs at cemeteries in the city.

Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang visited and presented gifts to war invalids, who are under treatment at August 19 hospital in Hanoi.-VNA