Vietnam receives remains of 33 volunteer soldiers and experts from Cambodia

VOV.VN - The Royal Cambodian Army, the local government of Cambodia’s Kandal province and the Military Zone 9 of the Vietnam People’s Army held a solemn ceremony on June 28 for the repatriation of 33 sets of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who died on battlefields in Cambodia.

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Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Governor of Kandal province Ney Charay expressed his deep gratitude to Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who sacrificed their lives to help Cambodia escape from the genocidal Pol Pot regime and achieve their current level of development. The government, people and armed forces of Kandal and Cambodia will continue to support the search for, collection and repatriation of the remains of fallen Vietnamese soldiers, he added.

Major-general Nguyen Van Nghia from the Military Zone 9 highly appreciated Cambodia’s assistance in discovering and collecting the remains of Vietnamese soldiers and considered the good deeds as a factor which consolidates and intensifies the traditional friendship ties between the two countries.

Since 2002, the Military Zone 9 have coordinated with Kandal province in gathering 1,141 remains of Vietnamese fallen soldiers, bringing the total number of remains found in Cambodia to 7,460.

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