Volunteer soldiers mark 30 years of mission fulfillment in Cambodia

Sunday, 2019-09-22 21:40:40
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Volunteer soldiers of Front 479 on way home (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of former volunteer soldiers of Front 479 held a ceremony in Hanoi on September 22 to mark 30 years of the fulfillment of their international mission in Cambodia.

On the occasion, the association presented gifts to heroic Vietnamese mothers, families of invalids and martyrs, and Cambodian students in Vietnam.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the association Le Cuong said in response to urgent appeal by the Cambodian United Front for National Salvation and people, Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and Cambodian armed forces overthrew the Pol Pot-Ieng Sary genocidal regime on January 7, 1979.

Founded on April 14, 1979, Front 479 was assigned with the task of helping Cambodians with medical treatment and production, armed forces building from the central to local levels, and fighting to eradicate the threat of the revival of the genocidal regime.