The ceremony was co-hosted by the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense and the Royal Cambodian Governmental mission.

Representatives of five groups receiving the Thippadin-class Friendship Order.

In his speech, member of the Cambodian People’s Party Central Committee Keo Ba Phnum, highly valued the coordination in organizing the friendship year, especially the precious, practical and effective support from the Party, State, Government, army and people of Vietnam, which helped Cambodia escape from the genocidal regime and work towards the development of the country.

Authorized by the Royal Cambodian Government, the Cambodian official presented the Thippadin-class Friendship Order to five groups and the Sena-class Friendship Order to seven individuals.

Addressing the ceremony, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, member of the Party Central Committee, member of the Central Military Commission and Deputy-Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, sent gratitude to Cambodia for the noble awards.

General Nghia emphasized that the two militaries will continue to fully and effectively carry out  all cooperation contents under the agreed deals signed by the two countries’ higher levels, contributing to enhancing the two countries’ ties of “Good neighbors, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term sustainability.”

Translated by Mai Huong