Cambodian military alumni in Vietnam meet

VOV.VN - A get-together was held in Phnom Penh on November 29 for Cambodian military alumni, who had studied in Vietnam.

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The event was part of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Cambodia in 2017.

Addressing the meeting, Cambodian Defence Minister, General Tea Banh underscored the significance of the meeting, which has helped alumni recall their memories about their study in Vietnam, and contribute to fostering traditional friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

General Tea Bank also reviewed historic milestones in the Vietnam-Cambodia relations, especially the time Vietnamese voluntary soldiers helped Cambodia fight against the Pol Pot regime and turn the nation into a prosperous and stable one.

General Tea Bank also asked the armies of the two nations to further implementing cooperative programs among the two defence ministries as well as co-ordinating in building a borderline of peace, friendship and cooperation at international forums, especially under the framework of ASEAN.

General Nop Ratana, an alumni and the Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army's Artillery, showed his gratitude to the Vietnamese army and people in training and providing assistance in the fight against Pol Pot regime and protecting Cambodia’s territorial sovereignty.

Vietnam has trained more than 15,000 Cambodian soldiers since 1979. Currently, 1,300 Cambodian soldiers are studying at schools and academies of the Vietnam People’s Army.


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