Update: 19:16 | 07/01/2022
The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City held a get-together on January 7 to mark 43 years since the victory in the Southwestern border defence war and the joint victory on January 7, 1979 of Vietnam and Cambodia over the genocidal regime.
Standing Vice President of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Van Trieu said that January 7, 1979 has gone down in history as a milestone of pure and faithful international solidarity and the special friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia, helping bring Cambodia out of genocide and enter a new era of independence, freedom and revival.
On January 7, 1979, Cambodian and Vietnamese soldiers fought together and overthrew Pol Pot genocidal regime.
Looking back on history, it can be affirmed that the solidarity of the two countries' people is the source of strength and an important factor helping them overcome all obstacles and make the great victory of each country, he said.
He expressed his wish that Cambodia will gain greater achievements in the nation building cause, and the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia in general and between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh in particular will grow further.
Cambodian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Sok Dareth expressed his profound gratitude for Vietnam's support for helping Cambodia escape from the genocidal regime.