President Trần Đại Quang on Saturday met with former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who helped Cambodia overthrow the genocidal Pol Pot regime and rebound from the years of its tyranny. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang on Saturday met with former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who helped Cambodia overthrow the genocidal Pol Pot regime and rebound from the years of its tyranny.
At the meeting, the President said he was moved to meet the representatives of the former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers, who stood side by side with the Cambodian people from 1979 to 1989, helping the neighbouring country gradually revive and develop.
He praised the achievements of the Việt Nam-Cambodia Friendship Association as well as the initiative to admit the veterans to the association, a move he said would contribute to enhancing the traditional friendship and comprehensive co-operation between the two countries.
The Cambodian State and people, as well as the Vietnamese Party, State and people, appreciate the great contributions and sacrifice of the volunteer soldiers, the leader stressed.
He urged the Việt Nam-Cambodia Friendship Association to further spread information about the fine bilateral relations between the Vietnamese and Cambodian people, especially on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the two countries’ bilateral ties.
President Quang tasked authorities at different levels with supporting the association in organising events of the Việt Nam–Cambodia Friendship Year 2017.
He assigned the presidential office to work with relevant agencies to ensure the welfare of the former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who helped Cambodia. The office was also asked to compile names of individuals and units that have yet to be honoured.
He also urged organisations and businesses to help the former volunteer soldiers to visit Cambodia. — VNS