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Cambodia, Thailand discuss border security

April 29, 2012
VietNamNet Bridge – Cambodian and Thai officials met on Apr. 26 in Phnom Penh to seek methods to strengthen security cooperation along the two countries’ border.
Preah Vihear Temple. (Source: Reuters)
The meeting was co-chaired by Sak Setha, Secretary of State at Cambodia’s Interior Ministry, and Surapon Pongtadsirikul, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Thailand ’s Interior Ministry.
Speaking after the meeting, Sak Setha said the two sides discussed ways to promote cooperation along the border, strengthen security at cross-border checkpoints, and encourage more goods exchange between the two countries.
Setha said representatives of both countries also focused on cooperation in tackling trans-border crimes, robberies, drug and human trafficking.
He added that the meeting helps strengthen the relationship between Cambodian and Thai localities along the border.
Surapon Pongtadsirikul said that the meeting also reviewed achievements in bilateral cooperation during the past year, in order to draw up new action plans for cooperation in upcoming years.
Pongtadsirikul expressed his belief that through the meeting, the government of provinces along the two countries’ border will make good relationships and contacts in order to promote peace and cooperation for the mutual benefits of the both countries’ peoples.
The meeting was part of preparatory activities for the 4th meeting of governors of Cambodian and Thai border provinces on Apr. 27, which will be co-chaired by Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng and his Thai counterpart Yongyuth Wichaidit.
VietNamNet/Vietnam Plus
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