A national historical relic was inaugurated in Long Giao commune, Cam My district, Dong Nai province, on January 2 to mark the site where Brigade 125, precursor to the Cambodian National United Front for National Salvation (KNUFNS), was established.
|PMs Nguyen Tan Dung and Samdech Hunsen, and other delegates cut the ribbon to unveil the relic |
The inaugural ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Hunsen, along with former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu, former State President Le Duc Anh and senior Vietnamese and Cambodian officials.
Speaking at the ceremony, PM Hunsen recalled the difficulties Brigade 125 faced in the early days.
As soon as it was established, the KNUFNS coordinated with Vietnamese voluntary soldiers in a glorious feat of arms to rescue Cambodia from the genocide, he said.
PM Dung highlighted the significance of the January 7, 1979 victory for Cambodia's existence and subsequent development.
The victory opened a new chapter for Vietnam-Cambodia cooperation and development, he said.
The Government leader said the historical site represents the patriotism of PM Hunsen and the Cambodian soldiers, as well as the mutual affection between the two nations.
On the same day, the two Prime Ministers also laid wreaths in tribute to 34 fallen Cambodian soldiers.