As many as 1,400 presents and 200 scholarships as well as free health check-ups and medicine were presented to poor Cambodians and overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia during a programme held on July 12-13.

Jointly held by the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, the Women Union of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang and Peace Tour Company, the programme was held in four Cambodian localities of Phnom Penh , Takeo, Kandal and Prey Veng.

Speaking at a ceremony on July 13 in Phnom Penh , former Vice President and President of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund Truong My Hoa reiterated the contributions of the Vietnamese community in Cambodia during the past struggles for independence as well as the current national construction and defence.

She said she believes the community will promote the tradition of solidarity and make further contributions to their homeland.

The programme, which also saw the engagement of Cambodian Senator Mean Sam An, was part of activities to realise a cooperation agreement between the Vietnam Women’s Union and Cambodia ’s Women for Peace and Development Association.-VNA