Fronts to work closer towards peaceful Vietnam-Cambodia border

Officials of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) and the Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodian Motherland (SFDCM) National Council held talks in Long Xuyen city, Vietnam’s southern province of An Giang, on December 6.

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VFFCC Vice President Truong Thi Ngoc Anh said the Vietnamese side has instructed VFF committees in localities sharing a border with Cambodia to promote solidarity and mutual assistance to maintain peace and security and build a border of peace and friendship.

The two countries have finished 84 percent of land border demarcation and marker planting. They have also coordinated to settle outstanding issues to help enhance peace, friendship, cooperation and sustainable development along their border.

She called on both sides to enhance communications to help raise public awareness of the significance of bilateral relations, the victory over the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime (January 7, 1979) which Cambodian won with Vietnam’s support and the responsibility for nurturing the countries’ ties.

The two countries should also instruct their border localities to encourage cooperation in protecting security, order and border markers, Anh added.

The official also asked the SFDCM National Council to propose authorities of Cambodian localities, especially Kampong Chhnang province, continue solving issues relevant to Vietnamese-Cambodians’ legal status.

At the talks, Standing Vice President and Secretary General of the SFDCM National Council Nhem Valy reviewed Cambodia’s history and acknowledged Vietnam’s assistance in his country’s fight for liberation.

He informed the VFFCC officials about changes in Cambodia’s administration structure and policies, as well as its major socio-economic achievements over the years.

He affirmed that the two organisations will push ahead with cooperation to intensify bilateral ties and deal with problems arising in the lives of border residents.

The two neighbours share 1,137km of land border that runs across 10 Vietnamese provinces and nine Cambodian provinces.

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