The Royal Government of Cambodia and the Government of Lao PDR have signed four Agreements and Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) in total, including Education Agreement 2019-2024; Agreement on the Cooperation on Culture and Art 2019-2021; MoU on Borrowing Elephants for Art Exhibitions and Cultural Exchanges at the Safari Zoo Phnom Penh; and MoU on Agreement on Buy and Sell High-voltage Power of 230 and 500 KV from Ban Hat, Laos Station to Stung Treng Station of Cambodia.
It is worth noting that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen led a high delegation to pay a two-day official visit to Lao PDR from 5-6 December 2018 at the invitation of Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
During the visit, the premier will pay a courtesy visit with Bounnhang Vorachith, President of the Lao PDR, and H.E. Mrs. Pany Yathotou, President of the Lao National Assembly, according to the foreign affairs ministry’s press release dated 3 December.
At the press conference, the two Prime Ministers agreed on three principles for the O’ Alay and O’ Ta Ngav as follows: (a) no armed forces of the two countries at the border, (a) no business or investment at the border, and (c) hold joint inspection on land, water, and air issues.
According to Prime Minister Hun Sen, both sides will discuss the border issue to draft documents in order to send to France.
Cambodia and Laos share a common border of 540 kilometres. 86 percent or 464.5 kilometres of the borderline has been already examined and 121 of the total 145 border markers have been so far planted.