|Officials from An Giang Military Command burn incense before taking the remains of 18 Vietnamese military volunteers to Viet Nam. -- VNA/VNS Photo Vuong Thoai Trung
TAKEO (VNS) — The remains of 18 Vietnamese military volunteers who were killed in Cambodia during the war were repatriated to Viet Nam in a ceremony held in Takeo Province, Cambodia, yesterday.
The ceremony in Kiri Vong District was attended by officials of Viet Nam's southern An Giang Province and Takeo Province.
The remains were found by the Remains Collection Team K93 under the An Giang Military Command during their excavations in five communes in Takeo province between March and July this year. Seven of the 18 soldiers were identified.
The remains of approximately 4,000 Vietnamese soldiers were estimated to be lying buried in Cambodia, Vice-Chairman of the An Giang People's Committee Ho Viet Hiep said. He said he hoped Takeo province would continue to support Viet Nam in its search and repatriation efforts.
He urged the Cambodian locality to inform its residents about the agreement between Viet Nam and Cambodia in this regard and to encourage them to help with the search. — VNS