Cambodia, Laos agree to resolve border demarcation quickly

With 86% of the Cambodia-Laos border demarcated, the two governments agreed that a decision on the final 14% needs to be made quickly as the demarcation negotiations have stalled.

The commitment was made during the 14th Meeting of the Cambodia-Laos Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) in Phnom Penh on Thursday. The meeting was co-chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn and his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith.

According to JCBC outcomes released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sokhonn and Saleumxay reviewed progress made in the implementation of the Agreed Minutes of the 13th Meeting of JCBC and the decisions reached by the leaders of both countries, by touching on every aspect of the bilateral cooperation, including political-security, economics, and sub-regional and regional issues, as well as exploring areas for future cooperation.

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Ben Sokhean