13/04/2015 15:19 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnamese veterans honoured for assistance to Cambodia

Hanoi, April 13 (VNA) – Cambodian Ambassador to Vietnam Hul Phany expressed thanks to Vietnamese volunteer soldiers for their support to the Cambodian victory over the genocidal Pol Pot regime in 1979 at a gathering of the veterans in Hanoi on April 12.

Large numbers of former Vietnamese soldiers, who volunteered to fight in Cambodia to help defeat the Khmer Rouge, gathered on the occasion of the 36th founding anniversary of the Vietnamese volunteer force in Cambodia under the name of Front 479 (April 14, 1979).

During the event, organised by the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association, certificates of merit were presented to dozens of individuals, including five Cambodian students in Vietnam for their contribution to the friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia.