February, 28 2011
PHNOM PENH — The fifth round of the Viet Nam-Cambodia Joint Committee on Border Demarcation in Phnom Penh on Thursday and Friday resolved to complete land border demarcation and landmark erection by 2012, pursuant to prior agreements between the two countries' leaders.
The meeting was co-chaired by Vietnamese deputy foreign minister Ho Xuan Son and Cambodian senior minister Var Kimhong. Key officials from relevant ministries, agencies and border provinces of both countries also attended.
The officials agreed to increase co-operative efforts to reach six major goals this year, include the definition of at least 100 landmark positions, delineating 500km of border, and completing a switch from the 1:100,000-scale Bone map to the 1:50,000-scale UTM map on the scale – along with the identification of landmark positions on the map – by next month.
The two sides also agreed to jointly publish a set of land-border terrain maps, as well as hasten drafting of a protocol on land border demarcation.
In 2010, the two sides identified 72 positions, built 73 border markers and demarcated 155km of borderline. — VNS