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Cambodia war an early test for S'pore: Wong Kan Seng: The invasion of Cambodia by Vietnam in 1978 is a historica...

Cambodia war an early test for S'pore: Wong Kan Seng: The invasion of Cambodia by Vietnam in 1978 is a historica...

Mr Wong mingling with students at the S. Rajaratnam Lecture yesterday. In his lecture, he touched on Singapore's role in Asean as the grouping formed a united front against Vietnam, which had invaded Cambodia in 1978. -- PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO By Toh Yong Chuan The invasion of Cambodia by Vietnam in 1978 is a historical event that was to give Singapore some key insights into the character of the Vietnamese people. This understanding was to help pave the way for Singapore to build strong ties with Vietnam after the conflict was resolved in 1991, said former deputy prime minister Wong Kan Seng. He made the point at a lecture on Wednesday on the lessons for Singapore's foreign policy from the Cambodian conflict. Recounting the early days of dealing with the Vietnamese, he said: 'We did not agree with their actions in Cambodia, but (we) learnt to respect each other as serious co...

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