Laos, Cambodia push to ease border crossing

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Jan 29, 2011
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Laos, Cambodia push to ease border crossing after PMs meet

Laos and Cambodia will push to ease cross-border travel between the two countries, allowing their citizens to use border passes to enter and travel within their countries' borders. The agreement was made during a meeting between the heads of the two governments, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen in Vientiane on Saturday.

The two sides have agreed to prepare procedures for the official opening of international border checkpoints in the Nong Nokkhiene area in Champassak province and the Trapeang Kriel area in Cambodia's Stung Treng province by the end of the year, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They have also encouraged the continuation of marker installation in four remaining sections of the countries' shared border.

On connectivity, the two sides pushed for the realisation of the construction of a 145-metre bridge across the Xe Lam Phao River (Tonle Repou) in Mounlapamok district, Champassak province connecting to Cambodia and a 72-kilometre road linking Mounlapamok district to the Xe Lam Phao Bridge in order to facilitate socio-economic development between the two countries.

By Vientiane Times Reporters
(Latest Update August 8, 2016)
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