Cambodian Senior Official Defends the Signed Border Demarcation Documents

H.E. Var Kimhong, Senior Minister, Chairman of the Border Affairs Committee has made a clarification over the newly signed documents on border with Vietnam.

Addressing to the Supreme Council for Consultations and Recommendations here at the Peace Palace yesterday, H.E. Var Kimhong said the newly signed documents will not make Cambodia lose any land.

After his explanation, H.E. Var Kimhong told reporters that the Royal Government of Cambodia is committed to negotiate with the neighbouring nations to settle all the border issues and transform the borderline into an area of peace, friendship, development and cooperation for mutual benefits.

Cambodia and Vietnam have recently signed a supplementary treaty to the border treaty of 1985 and the supplementary treaty of 2005, and a protocol on land boundary demarcation. The signing took place during Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen's official visit to Vietnam on Oct. 4-5.

Located in Southeast Asia, Cambodia covers a total land area of 181,035 square kilometres. The Kingdom borders Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the Gulf of Thailand.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press