Vietnam-Cambodia friendship monument (Photo:

The event was one of the activities to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries (June 24th, 1967 – June 24th, 2017).

Addressing the ceremony, Governor of Takeo province Lay Vannak said that people in Takeo, as well as in Cambodia, always keep in mind the enormous support of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers who helped their country defeat Pol Pot’s genocidal regime, and develop as it is at present.

The completed restoration of the friendship monument is evidence of the growing traditional solidarity and amity, he added, and called on the younger generations of the two nations to join hands in nurturing that friendship.

The Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Monument was built in 1986 at a park that covers more than 8,000 square metres of land in the centre of Takeo city. It was previously restored in 2005 and 2008.

The restoration is part of a project on restoring Vietnam-Cambodia friendship monuments in Cambodia, funded by Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defence./.