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Hun Sen Orders Troop Withdraw From Disputed Areas

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen has ordered the withdraw of his troops from disputed border area located between Attapeu of Laos and Strung Treng of Cambodia.

The decision by the Cambodian premier was announced in a press conference following his bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sep 13, 2018 on border issues.

This is clear to the peoples of the two countries to be evidence for the peoples as well as armies to implement, said Hun Sen.

I would like to take this opportunity to make clarification about Houytangao area which we consider as an unresolved area. We have three conditions for this unresolved area: first, there are no troops, second there are no people in the area, third, patrol shall be collectively conducted, said the Cambodian premier.

We confirm that this area remains an unresolved area of peace as we have called. However, the agreement made today created mutual trust for the two countries creating relief for the peoples of the two countries. The three conditions Samdech Hun Sen has said will be implemented collectively by us in a strict manner, said Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.

Both Prime Ministers also agreed that it is necessary for the Laos-Cambodia border cooperation committees to hold bilateral meeting in the near future to discuss relevant issues and materialize the agreement made by Prime Minister Thongloun and his Cambodian counterpart when he visited Cambodia early this year.

Source: Lao News Agency