President meets former volunteer soldiers in Cambodia

President Tran Dai Quang met with Vietnamese former volunteer soldiers who helped Cambodia in the 1979-1989 period. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang on June 17 met with Vietnamese former volunteer
soldiers who helped Cambodia in the 1979-1989 period.

the meeting, the President said he was moved to meet the Vietnamese volunteer
soldiers, who stood side by side with the Cambodian people in the struggle
against the genocidal Pol Pot regime, helping the neighbouring country
gradually revive and develop.

praised achievements recorded by the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association
over the past time as well as the initiative to admit the veterans to the
association, contributing to enhancing the traditional friendship and
comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

Cambodian State and people as well as the Vietnamese Party, State and people
have appreciated great contributions and sacrifice of the volunteer soldiers,
the leader stressed.

He urged the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship
Association to further spread information about the fine bilateral relations among
Vietnamese and Cambodian people, especially on the occasion of the 50th anniversary
of the two countries’ bilateral ties.

President Quang tasked authorities of different
levels with supporting the association in organising the Vietnam – Cambodia Friendship
Year 2017.

He assigned the presidential office to work with
relevant agencies to ensure welfares for former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers,
who helped Cambodia during its past struggle against the genocidal Khmer Rouge
regime. The office was also demanded to propose authorised agencies commend and
reward units and individuals that are yet to be honoured. 

He also urged organisations and businesses to help
former volunteer soldiers in Cambodia visit the country this year on the
occasion of 40 years since the end of the genocidal regime in Cambodia.-VNA

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