Conference promotes building of peaceful Vietnam-Cambodia border hinh anh 1At the conference held by the Ministry of Information and Communications on October 23 (Photo: VNA)

An Giang (VNA) –
Vietnam and Cambodia have joined hands to build a joint border of peace, stability, cooperation and sustainable development, heard a conference held by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on October 23.

The event aimed to improve communication skills about Cambodia for leaders and staff of the departments of information and communications in the southern localities sharing the border with the neighbouring country.

Highlighting the long-lasting relations between the two nations, a representative from the MIC said that both sides have set up a wide range of cooperation mechanisms to concretise their high-level agreements as well as carry out specific collaboration plans with a view to developing the ties in a more practical fashion.

They have coordinated closely at regional and international forums, particularly the United Nations, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), and the Greater Mekong Sub-region, so as to maintain regional peace and stability as well as consolidate solidarity in the area.

Since 2006, both nations have worked to demarcate 1,045 kilometres of land border, or 84 percent of the workload, and build 2,037 border markers at 1,553 points.

The representative affirmed the 2019 Supplementary Treaty to the 1985 and 2005 Treaties on the Delimitation of National Boundaries, inked between PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Hun Sen earlier this month, is a vivid illustration ò the two nations’ determination to build a peaceful borderline on the basis of respect to independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity of each nation, equality for mutual benefits and prosperity of the two peoples.

Next year, Vietnam’s communication and external activities with Cambodia will focus on boosting cooperation in the multilateral framework as Vietnam is playing the role of the ASEAN Chairmanship while Cambodia is organising the 13th ASEM, the representative added.

At the conference, the MIC also laid a stress on Vietnam’s foreign policy with Cambodia, and the nation’s policy to popularise its image as a dynamic country which is a trustworthy friend and partner of Cambodia and to consolidate the traditional friendship, special solidary and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia./.