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Lao, Cambodian border demarcation makes progress

Written By vibykhmer on Thursday, August 27, 2009 | 12:32 AM


News Desk
Vientiane Times
Publication Date: 26-08-2009

Laos and Cambodia will continue border demarcation, aiming to increase communication, trade, investment, tourism, and security in shared border areas.

Since 2000, Laos and Cambodia have completed 86 per cent of the border demarcation work along their 535km of shared border. Just over 120 demarcation points have been identified including 108 single posts and 13 double posts.

Since 2007 to the present, Laos and Cambodia have resolved six of nine remaining border points.

According to a press release issued by the ministry of foreign affairs, Lao and Cambodian border officials met on August 21-22 in Siem Reap , Cambodia .

The Lao delegation was led by Deputy Prime Minister and minister of foreign affairs Dr Thongloun Sisoulith and the Cambodian side by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of foreign affairs and international Cooperation Hor Namhong.

The meeting was held in an atmosphere of friendship under four basic principles that the two countries had jointly approved.

During the meeting, the two sides unanimously resolved remaining border points in the area near the Xe Lamphao River.

In addition, the two sides also shared ideas on remaining issues and agreed to seek mutually acceptable solutions.

The meeting assigned Lao Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Bounkeuth Sangsomsak and Cambodian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Long Visalo to lead boundary technical committees from their respective countries to conduct further detailed surveys before reporting to their governments.

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