Sunday, 23 August 2009

Legislative bodies vow to speed up border demarcation

August 22, 2009

Vietnam and Cambodia are both determined to speed up the planting of markers along the land border between the two countries to finish by 2012 as previously agreed, said legislative officers on both sides.

The agreement was reaffirmed during a meeting in Hanoi on August 21 between Vietnam National Assembly Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien and Nin Saphan, Chairman of the Cambodian NA’s Committee of Public Works, Transport, Post and Telecommunications, Industry, Mining, Energy, Commerce, Urbanisation, Land Management and Construction, who is in Vietnam for a working visit from August 16-21.

During the meeting, Chairman Nin Saphan conveyed the results of her delegation’s working visits to several ministries and agencies in Vietnam, especially in drafting laws and evaluating enforcement.

Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien complimented the Cambodian people’s achievements in various areas in recent years.

Kien reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy of strengthening bilateral relations with Cambodia under the motto: “traditional, friendly neighbourliness and long-term co-operative partnership.”

He thanked the National Assembly, the Government and the people of Cambodia for creating favourable conditions for the search, recovery and repatriation of the remains of Vietnamese volunteers who died in Cambodia, as well as for the current overseas Vietnamese to work and do business in the country.

He also called for a continued exchange of experience between the two national assemblies in the coming time. (VNA)

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