Young Vietnamese and Cambodian officers joined a seminar and exchange programme held in Hanoi on September 29.
Lieutenant Colonel Tran Viet Nang, deputy head of the Military Youth Board under the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army led the Vietnamese delegation, while Colonel Thoy Vanhan from Brigade 70 headed the Cambodian team.
Addressing the programme, Nang underscored that the Vietnam-Cambodia defence cooperation has seen strong growth and continued to be an important pillar in the relationship between the two countries.
Throughout the history, young military officers of the two sides have made significant contributions to the national construction and defence in each country, he said, expressing his belief that the visit by the Cambodian delegation will help deepen the traditional friendship and solidarity as well as comprehensive cooperation between the two countries and militaries.
Thoy Banhan thanked the Military Youth Board of Vietnam for hosting and supporting the Cambodian delegation to visit some units of the Vietnam People’s Army. He said he hopes young military officers of the two countries will have more chances for such an exchange in the future.
At the event, the two head delegates briefed participants on the situation of young officers of each side. They agreed that the young officers are major and direct forces in the implementation of political tasks, those who inherit and promote the glorious tradition of the military of each country during the past struggle for national liberation and current national construction.
The two sides concurred to strengthen education and popularization among young officers on the significance of fostering friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the two countries and armies in the new situation as well as foiling all schemes to separate the two nations.
They asked the young officers to give proposals for stronger collaboration between the two armies in personnel training and other activities.
Both sides should work closely together in searching and repatriating remains of Vietnamese martyrs and experts died when performing international missions in Cambodia, while supporting each other at international and regional forums, they said.