Led by its Commander, Lieutenant General Vo Minh Luong, the mission visited and congratulated the Commands of Military Region 1, Military Region 2, Military Region 4 of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and students and the teaching staff of Tonlé Sap (Bien Ho) Primary School.

Vietnam-Cambodia military youth gala night

Visiting the Cambodian units, General Luong expressed his joy over the fine development of the friendship and cooperation between Military Region 7 and units of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces over the past time and sent thanks to Cambodian localities and military units for active support for Vietnamese teams in charge of martyrs’ remains search and collection to implement their tasks. He hoped to further enhance the friendly relationship between two sides.

The hosts sent deep thanks for great sacrifices of the Vietnamese volunteer soldiers helping the country to escape from the genocidal regime of Khmer Rouge and reconstruct the country. They wanted in the coming time the friendship between the two countries and the two militaries in general and between localities and units of Military Region 7 and military units of Cambodia in particular would continue to be fostered, for the sake of development and interests of the both countries’ people and militaries. The hosts expressed happiness and moving feelings at the visit of the mission to the units on the occasion of the Chol Chnam Thmay festival and hoped that the steadfast solidarity between the two peoples of Vietnam and Cambodia would further develop and be ever-lasting.

In 2017 and the first months of 2018, Military Region 7 sent more than 50 missions to Cambodia and received various missions from Cambodia, which came to visit and promote cooperation. The military foreign affair activities of the military region over the past time have made contribution to connecting and strengthening friendship, enhancing mutual understanding and trust between troops and people of the two countries. In the coming time, Military Region 7 will continue implementing contents in the Central Military Commission’s project “Enhancing defense cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia towards 2020 and beyond”. The unit will continue cooperation with the Cambodian side to search for, collect and repatriate remains of Vietnamese martyrs in Cambodia during wartime.

Also on the occasion of the Chol Chnam Thmay, localities, military and border guard commands of provinces and cities in Military Region 7 which maintain twinning ties with Cambodian localities and units also sent their missions to Cambodia to extend New Year greetings.

* Military Region 7 covers a number of provinces that border provinces of Cambodia. Therefore, over the past time, units of the military region have implemented various meaningful activities, including twinning and cooperation programs, contributing to keeping a borderline of peace, stability and economic development.

Translated by Huu Duong