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Cambodia, Vietnam to Discuss Border Issues

Cambodia and Vietnam expect to discuss their oceanic border issue during Vietnam President's visit in late February, a Cambodian high-ranking official confirmed Tuesday.

King Sihamoni has extended the invitation to President Nguyen Minh Triet to visit Cambodia, mainly to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.

Government spokesman Khieu Kanarith tells VOA Khmer that part of the talks will be about the Brevier Line, an issue of concerns for the Vietnamese.

In other news, Vietnam and Cambodia got closer in border relations after one year of construction. The Dinh Ba Bridge, connecting Dong Thap Province in Viet Nam and Preyveng Province in Cambodia, officially opened last week.

The new bridge is expected to facilitate trade, tourism and cultural ties between the two countries, particularly for Viet Nam’s Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces and eastern communities in Cambodia.