About 80% of Vietnamese in Cambodia have gained legal recognition

Ha Noi – About 70-80 per cent of Vietnamese living in Cambodia have gained the country’s legal recognition that paves the way for them to obtain Cambodian citizenship, a Vietnamese official said.

Deputy head of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, Lương Thanh Nghị, told Người đưa tin (Reporters) newspaper it is estimated that about 110,000 Vietnamese live in Cambodia, with most residing around Tonle Sap Lake – Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake.

Nghị said that for hundreds of years, the Vietnamese community had lived and developed in Cambodia, making contributions to the country’s socio-economic development.

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