The authorities of southern Long An province and the neighbouring Cambodian province of Svay Rieng have ensured security and order in the border area after a group of Cambodian nationals approached the vicinity of border marker No 203.

On July 19, about 1,800 Cambodians moved from the capital city of Phnom Penh to the border area between Long An and Svay Rieng. Later, around 800 of them travelled to the area near border marker No 203.

The Long An and Svay Rieng authorities deployed competent forces to ensure security and order. They agreed to allow some 100 Cambodian citizens to approach marker No 203 provided that these people maintain order and not violate Vietnam’s territory.

After explanation efforts by both sides’ competent agencies, the 800-strong group left the border area and returned to Cambodia at around 5 pm the same day.-VNA