The Vietnamese and Cambodian Government leaders on June 24 chaired a ceremony inaugurating marker 314, the last one in numerical order on the two countries’ land borderline.

The marker lies on the border between My Duc commune, Ha Tien town in the southern Vietnamese province of Kien Giang and Russey Srok Khang Lech commune, Kampong Trach district in the Cambodian province of Kampot .

This is the second time Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen, have attended the inauguration of land border markers. These showed the resolve and efforts by both governments in implementing treaties, agreements and deals on border and territorial work, helping the two sides complete all work on border demarcation and marker planting soon.

The event also drew the participation of Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh and Cambodian Deputy Prime Ministers Men Sam On and Sar Kheng along with senior officials of ministries, agencies and localities of both countries.

Addressing the ceremony, Prime Minister Dung stressed the special significance of the inauguration of marker 314. He said the event marks a joint success of the two nations in building a borderline of peace, friendship and cooperation for development. It satisfies fundamental interest and desire of both peoples as well as creates a new dynamic for the two countries to early fulfil all work on land border demarcation and marker planting.

The inauguration also facilitates the exchange and economic cooperation as well as creates stability for people in Kien Giang and Kampot provinces in particular and contributes to promoting friendship and comprehensive cooperation, especially in economics, trade, investment and tourism between the two countries’ border provinces in general.

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the inauguration of marker 314 is an event of significance. He added that it satisfies both nations’ desires in building a borderline of peace, stability, cooperation and development as well as contributes to promoting cooperation among countries in the Mekong sub-region and in Southeast Asia .

He described recent achievements in border demarcation and marker planting work as a new chapter in the history of the two countries’ relations.

Vietnam and Cambodia have to date installed 287 border markers and demarcated about 653km of borderline, meeting 76 percent and 51 percent of the total work, respectively.-VNA