Speaking at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City to mark the 40th anniversary of the victory day of the southwestern border defence war and overthrow of the genocidal regime in Cambodia, the country’s Consul General in the city Im Hen further said his people forever keep in mind that January 7 is their second birthday.

The diplomat also affirmed that without that day, there will be nothing of Cambodia today, describing this as a truth of the history unshakable by any reactionary force.

Im Hen spoke highly of the close cooperation between the Parties, States and peoples of the two countries, expressing his profound gratitude to Vietnam for its sacrifices and pure help to Cambodia, especially in the defence cooperation and healthcare programmes for Cambodian.

Cambodian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Im Hen presenting flowers to a Vietnamese heroic mother at the ceremony

At the ceremony, Vice Admiral Tran Hoai Trung, Secretary of the Party Committee and Political Commissar of Military Region 7 recalled the days when they fought to defend the border and joined hands with Cambodian troops and people to topple the genocidal regime 40 years ago. He affirmed that the victory is of a very great significance in the survival and development of the Cambodian nation.

The combatant solidarity between the peoples of Vietnam and Cambodia will be inscribed forever in the history as vivid evidence affirming the bright justice and pure help from the Vietnamese people to the Cambodian peers, the officer stressed.

Vietnam’s Military Region 7 directly made great contributions to the war and helped Cambodian people in 10 years.

Participants at the ceremony also shared their memories of the days full of hardships, prides and sacrifices when they fought the war.

Source: VNA