Over the past two years, the two committees’ cooperation has reaped good outcomes, contributing to boosting information dissemination and more provision of information about fallen soldiers and their graves, making positive changes in activities related to the search and collection of fallen soldiers’ remains.

At the meeting

Besides, with close coordination from agencies, units, localities, veterans’ associations, combat and tradition liaison boards, related units have completed checking and perfecting files of fallen soldiers.

Notably, under the direction of National Steering Committee 515, almost all Central provinces and cities have finished training courses on making maps of searching and collecting fallen soldiers’ remains.

Last year alone, the country gathered 2,368 sets of remains of fallen soldiers, including 1,113 from Vietnam, 347 from Laos and 870 from Cambodia. In the first half of this year, 1,281 sets of fallen soldiers’ remains were gathered including 441 from Vietnam, 223 from Laos and the remaining from Cambodia.

Addressing the meeting, Lieutenant General Do Can, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army and member of National Steering Committee 515, confirmed that the outcomes of the coordination have met part of fallen soldiers’ relatives’ expectations, demonstrating the consideration and gratitude of the Party, State, military and political system towards fallen soldiers.

General Can hoped that further cooperation among related agencies, units and localities in the coming time will help collect more remains of fallen soldiers. Besides, files and lists of fallen soldiers should be checked and completed for a nationwide map on search and collection of fallen soldiers’ remains.

Translated by Mai Huong