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VN condemns border attack

Update: July, 01/2015 - 09:07

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Hai Binh. — File Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam strongly criticises recent violent actions by Cambodian extremists that violated both Vietnamese and Cambodian laws as well as treaties and agreements signed by both sides, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Hai Binh said yesterday.

Their actions affect the progress of border delimitation and the sound relationship between the two countries, the spokesperson said in response to reporters' queries on Viet Nam's reaction against an incident on Sunday when seven Vietnamese people were injured by Cambodian extremists.

The incident happened when a group of about 250 Cambodians, including a number of parliamentary members from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), approached border marker No. 203 in Viet Nam's Long An province.

Vietnamese forces and locals stopped the group and told them about their "wrong action", but some extremists attacked them, injuring seven.

"We request Cambodian agencies to deploy measures to settle the incident and prevent similar actions from happening again to ensure the smooth implementation of border delimitation and marker planting for the common interest of both peoples," the spokesperson said.

At the same time, he said Viet Nam attached great importance to neighbourly friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia and wanted to build a shared border of peace and friendship. — VNS

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