Intensifying search in Cambodia for fallen soldiers remains

(VOV) - Vietnamese and Cambodian military agencies have mapped out a plan to accelerate search activities and repatriation of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers who laid down their lives in Cambodia.

At a July 24 working session, Vietnamese Defense Attaché office in Cambodia, Royal Cambodian Army representatives and provincial leaders, reviewed search operations, and repatriation of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers in four Cambodian provinces and agreed to intensify such activities under signed agreements between the two sides.

Cambodian Deputy Commander, Chief of Staff of Military Region 5, General Ek Som On and provincial leaders pledged to facilitate search and repatriation activities.

Since 2001, 417 remains of Vietnamese soldiers in the area of Military Region 5 have been repatriated in which 193 sets of remains have been found mostly in Battambang province.

On this occasion, Colonel Nguyen Anh Dung, Vietnam's Defence Attaché in Cambodia presented Military Region 5 representatives and provincial authorities US$ 34,000 to support search and repatriation information collection.