Great strides in Vietnam-Cambodia land border demarcation praised

VOV.VN - Deputy Foreign Minister and Head of the National Border Committee Le Hoai Trung has praised the significance of the signing of two legal documents on land border demarcation and border marker planting between Vietnam and Cambodia in a media interview on October 5.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen signed a Supplementary Treaty to the 1985 and 2005 Treaties on the Delimitation of National Boundaries, and witnessed the signing of a protocol on land border and market planting.

The signing of the two documents affirms both nations’ good will in peacefully settling border issues in accordance with international law and based on the principle of respecting each other independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, equality and mutual benefits, the Deputy FM said.

The documents will create an important and favourable legal framework for border management, he noted.

Vietnam and Cambodia share about 1,245 km of land borderline, and they have demarcated 1,045 km, or 84 percent, and built 2,037 border markers, thus facilitating coordination between authorized forces in order to better manage the borderline and ensure safety and security in the border areas.

Additionally, the demarcation will help spur socio-economic development along the borderline and people-to-people exchange between the two nations and foster the friendship and cooperation for stronger development, he said, adding that the signing of the documents added fresh impetus to the settlement of the remaining work.

He also reiterated Vietnam’s persistent policy of well settling the land border issues with its neighbours on the basis of international law towards maintaining long-term relations.