Vietnam strongly criticises recent violent actions by some Cambodian extremists that violate both Vietnam and Cambodia’s laws as well as treaties and agreements signed by both sides, stated Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh.

Those actions affect the progress of border delimitation and the sound relationship between the two countries, the spokesperson said in response to reporters’ queries on Vietnam’s reaction against an incident on June 28 when seven Vietnamese people were injured by some Cambodian extremists.

The incident happened when a group of about 250 Cambodians, including a number of parliament members from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), approached deeply into the area of border marker No. 203 in Vietnam’s Long An province. Vietnamese relevant forces and locals stopped the group and explained to them about their wrong action, but some Cambodian extremists attacked them and caused injuries to seven persons.

“We request Cambodian authorised agencies to deploy measures to properly settle the incident and prevent similar actions from happening again in order to ensure the smooth implementation of border delimitation and marker planting for the common interest of both peoples,” stressed the spokesperson.

At the same time, he affirmed that Vietnam attaches great importance to the neighbourly friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia and wants to build a shared border of peace and friendship.-VNA