The search was agreed to in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the two countries with the aim of recovering the remains of Vietnam’s fallen martyrs in Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province, which was signed by Mondulkiri vice governor Chang Sokchantha and vice chairwoman of Dak Lak province People’s Committee H’Yim Kdoh in Dak Lak on October 3.
According to the MoU, Mondulkiri authorities will create the best possible conditions for 64 members of the K51 team to search and collect the remains of Vietnamese martyrs in Senmonorom city and in the districts of Kaoh Nheaek, Pechr Chenda, Ou Reang and Kaev Seima in line with the law and customs of the local people.
In addition to this, Mr Chang Sokchantha called on provincial agencies, authorities and local people to provide information and support for the K51 team.
Around 4,000 remains of Vietnamese martyrs remain unaccounted for in Cambodia. Both Vietnam and Cambodia have been accelerating the implementation of plans in recent times in order to finish the search for the remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts by 2020.