Addressing the talk, themed “Solidarity, friendship, long-term, sustainable and comprehensive cooperation”, Major General Ngo Tuan Nghia, Political Commissar of the Ho Chi Minh City Military Command, emphasized that Vietnam and Cambodia are two neighboring countries with a time-honored relationship which has been fostered by generations of the Vietnamese and Cambodian leaders, people and armies to become an invaluable treasure of the two countries.

 Scene of the talk

General Nghia added that further enhancing the solidarity, traditional friendship and fruitfully comprehensive cooperation between the two countries is the obligation of cadres and troops of the Ho Chi Minh City and Special Region Commands.

In his speech, Major General Sok Yoen, Deputy-Commander of the Special Region Command thanked the host for the solemn welcome and held that the talk was practical for the two countries’ young officers to learn experiences from each other and to contribute to their beneficial task performance.

During the talk, the two sides stressed the active fulfillment of their external defense affair tasks, making contribution to building trust between the two armies in general and the two commands in particular.

In the coming time, they will continue embracing the State’s policies on external defense affairs, international integration, loyal and solidary tradition of the two armies and peoples.

They will also improve information dissemination on and implementation of external defense affairs missions related to Vietnam and Cambodia, raise awareness and responsibility of troops and people in each manned locality and, importantly, realize constant guidelines of the two States and armies.

 Commanders of the two sides in a joint photo

Vietnamese and Cambodian young officers expressed their hope that more visits, exchanges and experience-sharing will be held in the time to come, so as to further boost mutual understanding while actively foiling any plots and acts of hostile forces that might split and undermine the relationship between the two armies and the two peoples.

They expected the model of studying Vietnamese, Cambodian and other languages would be built on and multiplied to help promote young officers’ professionalism and to enhance mutual understanding between the Vietnamese and Cambodian armies in particular and among armies of regional countries in general.

Translated by Mai Huong