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January, 17 2014 08:39:00

VN, Cambodia deepen defence ties

The two sides reached the agreement during a meeting between Defence Minister General Phung (R) Quang Thanh and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Tea Banh in HCM City yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo The Anh

HCM CITY (VNS)— The Vietnamese and Cambodian armies will continue to develop their co-operation in an intensive, effective and practical manner this year.

The co-operation will focus on the exchange of delegations, training and the search and repatriation of the remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers.

The two sides reached the agreement during a meeting between Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Tea Banh in HCM City yesterday.

They noted that the co-operation would actively contribute to the economic development of both nations, as well as ensure a peaceful and stable environment in the region, while thwarting any schemes that could drive a wedge between the two peoples.

They also expressed appreciation for the effective co-operation between both nations in various fields last year, especially in maintaining peace and stability along their shared border.

The Vietnamese minister emphasised that the Vietnamese army and people support their Cambodian counterparts in the cause of national development and defence.

Thanh also took the occasion to thank the Cambodian government and Defence Ministry for their assistance to Viet Nam in searching and repatriating the remains of its volunteer soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Cambodia.

For his part, General Tea Banh affirmed that the Cambodian royal army and people have always considered the long-standing friendship with Viet Nam highly important, and would strive to protect and develop this relationship.

After the meeting, the two ministers signed a co-operation plan between their ministries for 2014. — VNS

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