Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cambodia, Lao PMs hold talks on border demarcation, bilateral ties


PHNOM PENH, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and visiting Lao Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh on Wednesday held talks on the border demarcation for the two neighboring countries and bilateral ties.

"We have signed the agreement of border demarcation and we determined that the temporary demarcation markers that border committees from both sides already planted will become the real demarcation markers," Hor Namhong, Cambodia foreign minister told reporters after over two-hour talks between the two leaders at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

"We remained about 12 percent of planting border demarcation between the two countries and we are boosting for 100 percent for planting border markers to end it soon," he said.

Cambodia and Laos will exchange more students for scholarships respectively, and Lao Prime Minister also invited Hun Sen to attend the opening ceremony for upcoming SEA Game (South East Asian Games) in Laos, Hor said, adding that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen would be attended that ceremony, set to officially start on Dec. 9.

Moreover, both sides are also expanding economic cooperation, and will hold the meeting on multi-cooperation between the two countries in the future, Hor added.

According to press release from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, Bouasone pays the two-day official visit here and he will be received in Royal Audience by King Norodom Sihamoni and will also pay courtesy calls on Cambodian Senate President Chea Sim and National Assembly President Heng Samrin.

Editor: Han Jingjing

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