New progress in land border demarcation between Vietnam, Cambodia

Deputy Foreign Minister and Head of the National Border Committee Le Hoai Trung has hailed the significance of the signing of two legal documents on land border demarcation and border marker planting between Vietnam and Cambodia.

New progress in land border demarcation between Vietnam, Cambodia
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen sign a Supplementary Treaty to the 1985 and 2005 Treaties on the Delimitation of National Boundaries on October 5.

Deputy Foreign Minister and Head of the NationalBorder Committee Le Hoai Trung has hailed the significance of the signing of twolegal documents on land border demarcation and border marker planting betweenVietnam and Cambodia.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Cambodiancounterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen signed a SupplementaryTreaty to the 1985 and 2005 Treaties on the Delimitation of NationalBoundaries, and witnessed the signing of a protocol on land border demarcation and market planting onOctober 5.

The signing of the two documents affirms the twocountries’ good will in peacefully settling border issues in line withinternational law and based on the principle of respecting each otherindependence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, equality and mutual benefit,the Deputy FM said in an interview granted to the press the same day.

The documents will create an important and convenientlegal framework for border management.

 

Vietnam and Cambodia share about 1,245 km of land border, and they havedemarcated 1,045 km, or 84 percent, and built 2,037 border markers, he said,adding this facilitates coordination between authorised forces of both sides tobetter manage the borderline and ensure safety and security in the borderregions.

Besides, the demarcation will facilitate socio-economic development along theborder line and people-to-people exchange between ten Vietnamese borderprovinces and nine Cambodian localities, and contribute to the friendship andcooperation for development between the two countries, according to Deputy FMTrung.

He also said the signing of the documents created astrong driving force for the two sides to deal with the remaining work.

The diplomat reiterated that Vietnam’s persistent policy is to well settle theland border issues with its neighbours on the basis of international law so asto nurture long-term relations with the countries. Vietnam shares a borderlineon land with China, Cambodia and Laos, with boundary delimitation and bordermarker planting already completed with China and Laos./. VNA

 
 
 
 
 
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