VN, Cambodia, sign defence cooperation protocol

14:06 | 10/03/2015

VGP – Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh and General Tia Banh, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, have signed a protocol and plan for cooperation in exchanges of military groups, repatriating Vietnamese martyr remains, and others between the two countries’ defense ministries in 2015.

The deals were struck during a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City.

During the meeting, the two sides re-affirmed their defense cooperation is effective and serves as one of the pillars of the bilateral relations.

General Thanh thanked the Cambodian Government and Defence Ministry for their cooperation and assistance, especially in searching and gathering remains of voluntary Vietnamese soldiers who fell down in Cambodia during the wartime.
He affirmed the Vietnam People’s Army’s willingness to reinforce solidarity and increase support for the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in the national construction and protection process.

For his part, General Tia Banh said the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces always treasures the sound neighbourliness and friendship with Viet Nam, and will do their best to maintain and further develop this relationship.
The two ministers agreed that in 2015 and subsequent years, their military will continue to strengthen bilateral relations in a comprehensive manner, making in-depth cooperation and achieving practical results.

The cooperation will focus on the following areas: exchanges of military groups; staff training; searching for, retrieving, and repatriating Vietnamese martyr remains in Cambodia; coordinating management; and building a border for the sake of peace, friendship, stability, and development.

                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu