Cambodia Says Will Let US Resume Searches For Remains Of US Soldiers Killed In Vietnam War

Cambodia Says Will Let US Resume Searches for Remains of US Soldiers Killed in Vietnam War

The Cambodian authorities will resume the program allowing the United States to search for the remains of US personnel missing in the Asian country since the Vietnam War, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Saturday.

BANGKOK (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th October, 2018) The Cambodian authorities will resume the program allowing the United States to search for the remains of US personnel missing in the Asian country since the Vietnam War, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Saturday.

The program functioning for more than 30 years was suspended by Cambodia in 2017 over the US sanctions against the state.

"As we have discussed before, and at your personal request as well as that made by other US organizations, my government, in the same compassionate spirit, agrees to resume this important POW/MIA field mission, regardless of the US visa restrictions now in place," Hun Sen wrote in a Friday letter to US senators Doug Ericksen and Vincent Buys, as quoted by the Khmer Times newspaper on Saturday.

The Vietnam War took place in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in 1955-1975.

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