|Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh (R) and General Tia Banh, Cambodia's deputy prime minister and defence minister, have signed a plan on protocols and co-operation during this year. — Photo qdnd
HCM CITY (VNS) — Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh and General Tia Banh, Cambodia's deputy prime minister and defence minister, have signed a plan on protocols and co-operation during this year.
At their talks in HCM City on Friday, the two defence ministers discussed the political, economical, social and security situations in their respective homelands. They also reviewed the results of their collaboration on defence.
Thanh thanked the Cambodian government and Defence Ministry for their co-operation and assistance, especially in gathering the remains of voluntary Vietnamese soldiers who died in Cambodia.
He affirmed the Viet Nam People's Army's willingness to reinforce solidarity and increase support for the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in its national construction and protection process.
For his part, General Tia Banh said the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces has always treasured its sound friendship with Viet Nam, and will do its best to further develop the relationship.
Both sides said increased co-operation in personnel training, border protection and sea patrol has facilitated economic development in the two countries' border areas.
The two ministers agreed to intensify the exchange of delegations, education and training, and repatriation of the remains of voluntary Vietnamese soldiers. — VNS