PANO – A meeting of the Vietnam – Cambodia Joint Committee on Land Border Demarcation and Marker Planting took place in Ho Chi Minh City from October 18-20.
The two delegations were led by Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung - Chairman of the National Boundary Commission and Cambodian Senior Minister in charge of border issues Var Kim Hong.

At the meeting, the two sides displayed their resolve to quickly complete the border demarcation and marker planting as 83 percent of the work has been done in line with the Border Demarcation Treaty signed in 1985 and the Supplementary Treaty to the 1985 Treaty signed in 2005.

Overview of the meeting. Photo: VNA

At the meeting, the two sides agreed that they will inform each other about their plans on planting auxiliary border markers and stakes, and pledged to join efforts for the best outcomes. They planned that the Special Tasks Vietnam-Cambodia Working Group will gather in early November to exactly locate four border markers in the field in Dak Lak-Mondulkiri and Tay Ninh-Svay Rieng pair provinces.

The two sides also discussed measures to speed up the delineation of the remaining border sections in line with international law and reality, agreeing to invite international consultants to help with the work. They touched upon land exchanges under the MOU models applied by the several involved provinces of the two countries.

At the same time, the two countries will work to step up the construction of a new bridge to replace Dak Dang Bridge in an effort to step up exchanges and economic links between their localities.

Regarding border management, they committed to strengthen the coordination between their localities and sectors in accordance with the inked agreements in order to maintain the friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation between their border residents

Translated by Chung Anh