Officials from Vietnam ’s south-western provinces have met with Cambodian police representatives to discuss bilateral cooperation to ensure security along their shared borderline.

They agreed that the two countries’ relevant forces should speed up border demarcation and marker planting so as to complete the work by early 2012 according to an agreement between the two Prime Ministers.

A borderline of peace and security will promote economic development in each country and facilitate cross-border trade, the officials noted.

The Cambodian side pledged to coordinate closely with relevant Vietnamese agencies in activities to crack down on reactionary forces attempting to undermine both states.

While in Cambodia from August 11-18, the Vietnamese officials, led by Son Song Son, who is a Party Central Committee member and Vice Director of the Southwest Steering Board, met with Vietnamese Khmer monks, nuns and lay people who reside in Phnom Penh .

They updated the overseas Vietnamese on the homeland’s domestic socio-political news as well as Government and State policies and called on them to be vigilant in countering the distorted anti-state tone of reactionary groups.

During their visit, the Vietnamese officials toured the Cambodian provinces of Kompong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap, and Kompong Speu./.