National Assembly Approves Cambodia-Vietnam Border Treaties

The National Assembly on Monday ratified two treaties demarcating the border between Cambodia and Vietnam.

Prime Minister Hun Sen and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed the two treaties on October 5, advancing the two countries’ progress on border demarcations to 84 percent of their 1,270-km shared border. The treaties supplemented earlier 1985 and 2005 agreements.

On Monday, all 110 lawmakers present voted in favor of the treaties’ approval, in spite of earlier criticism from a minor party that the details of the treaties should first be made public and that a single-party parliament should not be making decisions on the country’s territorial extent.

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