PANO - Representatives of Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defence and the Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodia's Motherland on April 20th held talks and signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the restoration and embellishment of Vietnam-Cambodia friendship monuments.

The two sides agreed upon the implementation of the guidelines of the two Prime Ministers outlined previously on the restoration and embellishment of all Vietnam-Cambodia friendship monuments in Cambodia. This is a voluntary activity held by the two sides with an aim to fostering solidarity and friendship.

The signing ceremony

At the talks, the two sides worked on the full surveys of the monuments and approaches to restore and furbish them in line with the Cambodian culture while still showing the two countries’ special friendship. Accordingly, the Government of Vietnam is responsible for the funding and the Cambodian Government is to directly implement the embellishment and the subsequent preservation of the monuments.

The site survey and restoration and embellishment for the monuments in Phnom Penh will be completed in 2015 and the rest in 2016 and 2017.

Translated by Huu Duong