Vietnam, Cambodia working closely in border issue

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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Hai Binh. Photo credit: Vietnam News Agency
Vietnamese and Cambodian authorities have closely coordinated to tighten their control over a border area so that the issue will not affect the two countries’ friendship, the foreign ministry spokesman said Thursday.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Hai Binh was referring to the border area where Cambodian extremists attacked Vietnamese villagers late last month.
On June 28, around 250 Cambodians, including opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmakers, intruded deep into Vietnam’s Long An Province, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Vietnamese locals and authorities tried to stop the Cambodian group, but some of the extremists attacked and injured seven of them.
Binh said in a press briefing Thursday Vietnam and Cambodia have an agreement on activities in their border areas, especially those that have not been demarcated, noting that the violent acts at Vietnam-Cambodia border did not comply with related bilateral agreements.
Vietnamese and Cambodian authorities have agreed to accelerate the negotiations on border demarcation, he said.

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