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Cambodia, Vietnam laud co-op, push for border demarcation

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Interior minister Sar Kheng speaks during a virtual meeting with Vietnam’s Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh. SAR KHENG VIA FACEBOOK

Cambodia, Vietnam laud co-op, push for border demarcation

Cambodia and Vietnam hailed bilateral cooperation in national security and maintaining peace, stability and security and encouraged the two countries’ border affairs committees to continue working closely together to resolve the remaining 16 per cent of border that had not been officially demarcated.

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng and Vietnam’s Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh made the remarks during their 11th meeting on cooperation and development between the border provinces of Vietnam and Cambodia via video conference on October 28.

At the meeting, Sar Kheng and Minh stressed the importance of maintaining friendly relations and cooperation between provinces bordering the two countries, as well as strengthening ties in the form of “good neighbours, traditional friendships, and comprehensive cooperation that is strong and lasting”.

“The two countries encouraged the border affairs committees to continue to cooperate closely and hold discussions to find an acceptable solution to the remaining 16 per cent of the border,” Sar Kheng said in his Facebook post.

Minh expressed his pleasure to participate in the 11th meeting and was glad that the Cambodian government plans to reopen the economy soon.

“The results of the 11th meeting present the high commitment of the two governments as well as the border provinces between Vietnam and Cambodia in promoting cooperation in the border areas,” he said.

Sar Kheng and Minh also celebrated the inauguration of the Meun Chey-Tan Nam border checkpoint between Prey Veng and Tay Ninh provinces and agreed to build infrastructure to connect this international gateway with other areas to boost the two economies.

The meeting also discussed cross-border trade cooperation, land transport, electricity purchase, water use and the provision of health services to the people.

The two sides encouraged border provinces to continue cooperating in areas such as education, vocational training, culture, sports, industry, technology, innovation, telecommunications as well as increasing cooperation to promote tourism.


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