Vietnam and Cambodia jointly held ceremonies in the Vietnamese provinces of Gia Lai and An Giang on Saturday to inaugurate border markers No. 30 and 275.
The ceremonies were attended by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen, along with delegations of elite officials from the two countries.
Vietnam and Cambodia have achieved significant results in establishing the border markers between the two nations, PM Dung said in his speech at the inauguration of border marker No. 30 in Gia Lai, located in the Central Highlands, on Saturday morning.
The management of the border line separating Vietnam and Cambodia is based on the regulations promulgated in the agreements and treaties which were signed by the two governments, the premier added.
The road connecting two checkpoints of the international border gates of Le Thanh, located in Gia Lai, and O Yadav in the Cambodian province of Rattanakiri was also opened to traffic during the ceremony.
The road, which will provide connection between localities in Vietnam’s Central Highlands and eastern Cambodia, is expected to facilitate the development of the economy, tourism, trade, and investment of the two parties in particular and Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos in general, according to PM Dung.
Cambodian PM Hun Sen considered the inauguration of border marker No. 30 the result of Vietnam and Cambodia’s long-term efforts.
He also hoped that the two countries would soon finish establishing all border markers in accordance with local and international laws, creating favorable conditions in the link between Vietnam, Cambodia and other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Another ceremony was organized on the afternoon of the same day in An Giang to launch boundary marker No. 275.
“The inauguration of marker No. 30 and the road connecting two checkpoints of the Le Thanh-O Yadav international border gate, together with the launch of marker No. 275, marks the Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Committee on Land Border Demarcation and Marker Planting’s completion of defining and building all key markers at 10 international border gates along the two countries’ borderline,” PM Dung said.
He also asked PM Hun Sen to together direct the joint committee to address existing issues and accelerate the completion of land border delimitation in order to build a boundary of peace, stability, cooperation and sustainable development.