Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship: Treasured Joint Asset of Two Peoples
|Congress held by the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of former volunteer soldiers of Army Corps 2.|
The Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of former volunteer soldiers of Army Corps 2 held a meeting in Hanoi on Jan. 8 to review the shared history between the two countries, the support of the Vietnamese military to Cambodia, and proposed new directions for the coming tenure.
Consolidating and nurturing the friendship regarded as one of the top priorities
President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations Nguyen Phuong Nga said that congress was held on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia's diplomatic relations, the Vietnam-Cambodia's Friendship Year 2022, and the 43rd anniversary of the victorious battle to protect Vietnam's southwestern border and together with the Cambodian army and people to fight against the genocidal regime.
|President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations Nguyen Phuong Nga said that the friendship and closeness between Vietnam and Cambodia was a valuable asset of the two peoples.|
"As the core force of people-to-people diplomacy, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations identifies consolidating and nurturing friendship with the Cambodian people as one of its top priorities. We need to organize more people-to-people diplomacy activities with diverse forms and profound meanings to help residents of the two countries, especially the younger generation, fully and deeply understand the history and importance of the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia, a valuable joint asset of the two peoples, which was built with the blood and efforts of generations," said President Nguyen Phuong Nga.
|Over the past 5 years, local associations have developed in most localities across the country. It currently has over 10,000 members, held activities in 22 local associations, and has nearly 100 units in Divisions no. 304, 325, 306, 324, 968, brigades no. 164, 673, 203, 219, military school, army corps, and a number of provinces and localities, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Quang Tri, Ha Tinh, Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Ha Nam, Bac Giang.|
President of the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of former volunteer soldiers of Army Corps 2 Pham Ngoc Khoa said since its establishment, the association's executive committee, local associations, and units have held many useful activities.
During the pandemic, many local units have made great efforts to maintain activities, which are specific, practical, and suitable to the conditions of each unit, locality, and area.
|President of the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of former volunteer soldiers of Army Corps 2.|
During the last term, the association helped build five houses of gratitude for volunteer soldiers, supported the livelihoods of hundreds of people, helped thousands of sick volunteers to access medical examination and treatment. It has sent VND 20 million (US$ 870) through the embassy for Cambodian people to fight the pandemic
It has proactively participated in people-to-people exchanges, join hands with the central association to further promote Vietnam-Cambodia's friendship. It offered sponsorship for Cambodian students in Vietnam.
Develop the association in both quantity and quality
In the coming tenure, the association considers further promoting its structure and political ideology as a permanent duty in its operation. It aims to build a regular, continuous, widespread, orderly, and in-depth movement, making its activities sustainable and effective.
President of the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association Nguyen Thi Thanh suggested the new executive committee focus on consolidating and developing the association in both quantity and quality. Positive results achieved in the last term should be promoted.
|President of the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association Nguyen Thi Thanh.|
The Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of former volunteer soldiers of Army Corps 2 should focus on communication about the solidarity between Vietnam and Cambodia, fighting against misrepresentation. It should also take good care of the soldier, helping them in eradicating poverty, support the local government and people to build new countryside and civilized urban. The association should closely adhere to seven key tasks that the central Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association set out at the 5th Congress.
On this occasion, the central Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association awarded flags and certificates of merit to outstanding collectives and individuals for their contributions in the 2015-2021 term.
|The central Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association awarded flags and certificates of merit to outstanding collectives and individuals for their contributions in the 2015-2021 term.|
|Delegates receive certificates of merit.|
The Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of former volunteer soldiers of Army Corps 2 have built a network of organizations in many provinces, divisions, brigades, military schools, army corps since 2015. It currently has 22 local associations, nearly 100 branches with over 10,000 members.
The association has held many activities of friendship, communication on the tradition of solidarity and mutual assistance between the peoples of Vietnam and Cambodia in various forms. Notably, it has successfully held activities to visit and support Cambodian people in the fight against the pandemic, support Vietnamese people in Cambodia and implement the program "Incubation of friendship" (helping people of Vietnamese origin in Cambodia) launched by the central Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association.
These activities have contributed to the achievements of the central association in particular and the people-to-people diplomacy of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations in general, preserving and developing the relations between Vietnam and Cambodia.
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