Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia-Thailand border provinces to increase coordination according to 18 point agreement

Cambodia-Thailand border provinces to increase coordination according to 18 point agreement

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The 7th summit between the Cambodia-Thailand border provinces held virtually on September 16. INTERIOR MINISTRY

Cambodia-Thailand border provinces to increase coordination according to 18 point agreement

Cambodia and Thailand reached an 18-point agreement to strengthen the cooperation of the border provinces of the two countries and to encourage peace, friendship, cooperation and sustainable development along the border.

The agreement was made during the 7th summit between the Cambodia-Thailand border provinces held virtually on September 16 and co-hosted by Minister of Interior Sar Kheng and his Thai counterpart Anupong Paochinda, according to the Ministry of Interior.

On the subject of border crossings, both sides agreed to educate their people and their authorities along the border to effectively and fully enforce the existing border crossing agreements.

As the pandemic continues, both agreed to make border crossing procedures consistent, with proper attention to health measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, as doing so would facilitate cross-border travel and allow the reopening of the crossings that currently remain closed.

Regarding trade and investment, both sides reiterated the importance of facilitating trade and economic activities via the Banteay Meanchey-Sa Kaeo crossing and the Koh Kong-Trat crossing.

On agriculture, both sides urged provinces along the borders of both countries to facilitate the transport of agricultural products across the border, especially for those farmers living in the border provinces.

Both sides supported the issuing of border passes for daily or seasonal workers to commute across the border for temporary work in either of the two countries.

Also in the agreement are cooperation on health, community development, natural disaster management, prevention of logging, border environmental protections, prevention of transnational crimes, mine clearance and tourism.

Both ministers urged more joint activities to promote the relationship between Cambodia and Thailand and increase cooperation between the two countries.

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia maintains 'Kun Khmer' stance despite Thailand’s boycott threat

    Cambodia has taken the position that it will use the term "Kun Khmer" to refer to the sport of kickboxing at the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, and has removed the term Muay from all references to the sport. Despite strong reactions from the Thai

  • Chinese group tours return to Cambodia starting Feb 6

    Cambodia is among 20 countries selected by Beijing for a pilot programme allowing travel agencies to provide international group tours as well as flight and hotel packages to Chinese citizens, following a three-year ban. As the days tick down until the programme kicks off on February 6,

  • Capital-Poipet express rail project making headway

    The preliminary results of a feasibility study to upgrade the Phnom Penh-Poipet railway into Cambodia’s first express railway indicate that the project would cost more than $4 billion and would take around four years to complete. The study was carried out by China Road and

  • Thai boxers to join SEA Games’ Kun Khmer event

    The Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC) – together with the Kun Khmer International Federation (KKIF) and Khmer Boxing Federation – have achieved a “great success” by including Kun Khmer in the upcoming biennial multi-sports event on its home soil for the first time, said a senior

  • Bullets to bracelets: Siem Reap man makes waste from war wearable

    Jewellery is often made from valuable gemstones like emeralds or diamonds and precious metals like gold or silver, or valueless things like animal horns. But a man in Siem Reap has approached the manufacture of delicate pieces from a different angle. His unique form of

  • 61% of 2022 imports came from just 3 markets

    The three largest exporters to Cambodia – mainland China, Vietnam and Thailand – accounted for 60.94 per cent of the Kingdom’s total merchandise imports last year, at $18.245 billion, which was up 11.99 per cent over 2021, according to the General Department of Customs and Excise. Cambodia’s total imports