Vietnam-Cambodia land border built into border of peace, stability, cooperation, and sustainable development

Wednesday, 07/07/2021 17:08
(CPV) - Vietnam and Cambodia have basically developed a clear land border line which is marked by a system of firm and modern markers, contributing to building the land border into a border of peace, stability, cooperation, and sustainable development, for the happiness and prosperity of the two countries and peoples.

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Delegates at the Party Central Committee Commission on Popularization and Education (Photo: P.H)

So said representatives from the National Border Committee during an online meeting held on July 7 by the Party Central Committee Commission on Popularization and Education in collaboration with the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in order to disseminate the achievements in Vietnam-Cambodia land border demarcation and marker planting.

During the meeting with the participation of around 5,000 delegates, Nguyen Hoang Nguyen, Deputy Head of the South East Asia - South Asia - South Pacific Department, presented updated information in the development of the Vietnam – Cambodia relationship, as well as the negotiation of the two countries’ land border demarcation and marker planting.

Nguyen Hoang Nguyen, Deputy Head of the South East Asia - South Asia - South Pacific Department, reviews the recent development of the Vietnam – Cambodia relationship. (Photo: P.H)

Highlighting the importance of the “Supplementary Treaty to the 1985 Treaty on the Delimitation of National Boundaries and the 2005 Supplementary Treaty”, and the protocol on land border demarcation and marker planting, which took effect since December 2020, Phung The Long, Deputy Head of the National Border Committee, confirmed that the two countries’ promotion of the two legal documents to come into effect is an important premise to strengthen the international legal basis for the two countries to continue building a border of peace, stability, friendship, sustainable cooperation and development, contributing to constantly strengthening the good neighbourly relationship and traditional solidarity, for the benefit and prosperity of the two peoples.

Addressing the meeting, Pho Hoang Han, Deputy Head of the Western Border Department under the National Border Committee, provided delegates with overview information, history of border formation, negotiation process and implementation of land demarcation and marker planting work between Vietnam and Cambodia from 2005 to present, along with advantages and disadvantages in that process.

He stressed that the two important documents, including the “Supplementary Treaty to the 1985 Treaty on the Delimitation of National Boundaries and the 2005 Supplementary Treaty”, and the protocol on land border demarcation and marker planting, going into effect has created another important milestone in the nearly 40-year process of settling the land border issue between Vietnam and Cambodia through peaceful means, on the basis of respect for independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, legitimate interests, equality and benefits of each other.

Vietnam and Cambodia share a land border of some 1,255 kilometers, going through 10 Vietnamese provinces and 9 Cambodian provinces./.

Phuong Huyen

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