|A ceremony being held to repatriate the remains of Vietnamese soldiers from Cambodia to Việt Nam. – Photo vietnamplus.vn|
HÀ NỘI – Military Zone 9 said it was co-operating with Cambodian localities in searching for the remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers who died during wars in Cambodia.
A delegation of Military Zone 9, which covers 12 localities in Việt Nam’s Mekong Delta, visited Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang Province yesterday to discuss joint efforts in searching for and repatriating the remains of Vietnamese soldiers. Since 2001, as many as 6,489 sets of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts, who died during wars in Cambodia, have been found and repatriated. Of these, 291 sets of remains were found in Kampong Chhnang Province.
The remains of 1,000 Vietnamese soldiers in Cambodia were still missing, a Military Zone 9 official said.
Chhouk Chandoeun, head of Kampong Chhnang Province, said the local authorities and people had always supported the search and said they would try their best to help the Military Zone 9 search team.
The move represented humanity, solidarity and friendship between the governments and peoples of the two countries, he said. – VNS