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Cambodia to help find remains

Update: June, 20/2013 - 10:41
Standing Deputy Prime Minister of the Cambodian Royal Government Men Sam An receives Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Thanh Cung.—VNA/VNS Photo

PHNOM PENH (VNS)— The Cambodian government has pledged to co-operate with Viet Nam to search for and repatriate the remains of volunteer Vietnamese soldiers who died in Cambodia during the war.

The statement was made by Standing Deputy Prime Minister of the Cambodian Royal Government Men Sam An at her meeting yesterday with Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Thanh Cung, who is paying a working visit to Cambodia.

Seeking and repatriating the remains was a noble duty and a way of paying back the debt of gratitude to the Vietnamese soldiers who sacrificed themselves to save the Cambodian people from the Khmer-Rouge, the Cambodian official stressed. She went on to express her gratitude and condolences to the soldiers' families.

Cung, who is head of the Vietnamese Government's Special Mission, thanked the Cambodian government and people for their support and assistance. He said Viet Nam hoped for continued support from the Cambodian government and people.

The same day, Cung and his entourage visited and laid a wreath at the monument dedicating to Vietnamese soldiers in Phnom Penh. — VNS




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