The event, held by the Tay Ninh Youth Union Organization and those of Cambodia’s Svay Rieng and Tbong Khmum provinces, aimed at raising the awareness of the young people of the traditional revolution, solidarity, time-honored friendship, comprehensive cooperation, and long-term sustainability between the two countries.

At the gathering in Tay Ninh on January 7

In three years, eight months and 20 days, the rule of Pol Pot genocidal regime killed nearly 3 million Cambodian civilians and waged terror along the Vietnam – Cambodia border line.

Leaders of the Cambodian provinces and youth unions hailed the support that the Vietnamese voluntary soldiers gave to the Cambodian people to end the horrors of the genocide, and save the life of millions of Cambodians, adding the January 7 victory opened up an era of independence, freedom, democracy, and social progress in Cambodia. 

They said that the Cambodian people always bear in their mind the sacrifice by the Vietnamese voluntary soldiers, helping liberate Cambodia from the brutal genocide.

Secretary of Tay Ninh Youth Union Nguyen Thanh Tung said that the province, which borders Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, and Tbong Khmum, has joined hands with the Cambodian localities to branch out Party foreign affairs work as well as state and people-to-people diplomacy, contributing to the socio-economic development and consolidation of defense-security in both sides.

He laid a particular stress on the cooperation between the Youth Unions of the two sides, with various activities having been held such as humanitarian collaboration, education-training programs, culture-sport programs, and presentation of scholarships to students.

At the gathering, the organizing board presented gifts to 10 families of war martyrs, invalids, veterans, former volunteer soldiers and experts and those who made contributions to the war.

Source: VNA