Every year on the occasion of Tet holiday, border stations of the An Giang provincial Border Guard Command hold a year-end party for troops and send invitation to the Cambodian border protection force.

According to Colonel Hoang Ban Dang, Political Commissar of the Border Station of Vinh Xuong international border gate, the close ties between the Vietnamese border guard force and the Cambodian border protection force, the two countries and two peoples have been further consolidated over the past time. On the occasion of the traditional Tet festival of the two countries, both sides send delegations to visit each other and organize cultural, artistic, and sports exchange programs.

Cambodian border protection force presents Tet gifts to Nhon Hoi Border Post under the An Giang provincial Border Guard.

The Head of the Kandal province border protection police shared that the Vietnamese traditional Tet festival is such an exciting event. Especially, “Banh Tet” (cylindrical glutinous rice cakes) is so delicious.

With the motto of “good neighborliness, traditional friendship and comprehensive, sustainable and long-term cooperation,” border external affairs have been effectively promoted via various measures.

Particularly, the An Giang provincial Border Guard Command has actively mobilized delegations to visit, work with and present gifts to the Cambodian border protection force. Over the past time, the province’s border guards have handed over 62 tons of rice, 657 gift packages, 10 scholarships, medical supplies, necessities, and others to the Cambodian side.

Under the “Supporting children to go to school” program, An Giang border troops have provided financial support for 23 needy students with excellent academic results in the shared borderline areas of Takeo and Kandal provinces (Cambodia).

Senior Colonel Pham Van Phong, Political Commissar of the An Giang provincial Border Guard Command, stated that in order to effectively implement border external affairs, the command has coordinated with the An Giang boarding High School for Ethnic Minorities to open Khmer language classes to improve An Giang border troops’ communication skills with the Cambodian side.

The capability of speaking and understanding the Khmer language has contributed to strengthening coordination and mutual support in search and rescue missions, economic development in border areas, and the building of a shared borderline of peace, cooperation and development between An Giang and two provinces of Takeo and Kandal.

Translated by Song Anh