The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned Cambodian extremists for attacking Vietnamese villagers in a border area.
MOFA spokesperson Le Hai Binh said at a press briefing Tuesday the acts violate both countries’ laws as well as treaties and agreements signed by them and badly affects the demarcation work by the two countries.
The violence occurred Monday when around 250 Cambodians, including opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmakers, came deep into Vietnam’s Long An Province along border marker No. 203.
Vietnamese locals and authorities stopped them, but some of the extreme elements attacked and injured seven of them.
“We request Cambodian authorities to deploy measures to properly settle the incident and prevent similar actions from happening again to ensure smooth implementation of border demarcation for the common interest of both countries’ peoples,” Binh said.
He also said Vietnam attaches great importance to neighborly friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia, and wants to build a shared border of peace and friendship.