Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang expressed his pleasure to welcome General Vong Pisen and congratulated him for being appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. The Vietnamese army official emphasised that the Party, State, army and people of Vietnam always remember and appreciate the support from Cambodia for Vietnam during the struggle for national liberation and the current cause of national protection and development. General Vong Pisen said that defence cooperation is among the important cooperation contents between the two countries and receives great attention from both sides. He noted that the good relations between the two armies will contribute to the sustainable and comprehensive relationship between the two countries. The two sides agreed to increase cooperation and mutual assistance in searching for and repatriating Vietnamese martyrs’ remains in Cambodia, in addition to bilateral patrols, borderline management, crime prevention and maintaining political and social order in border areas. On the same day, Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich also held a reception for the Cambodian Commander-in-Chief. General Ngo Xuan Lich spoke highly of the achievements that the people and army of Cambodia have gained, while expressing his belief that the visit by General Vong Pisen would contribute to consolidating the traditional friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two armies and countries.