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Opposition Urges Lao Cooperation on Terrorism, Trafficking

Opposition lawmaker Son Chhay on Tuesday urged leaders of an impending Lao delegation to help Cambodia combat terrorism and drug trafficking across a shared border.

The request came one day ahead of an official visit by Lao President Choummaly Sayasone.

"First, border demarcation between Laos and Cambodia must end: meaning that Laos must end obstacles like those in the past," said Son Chhay, who is chairman of the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs Committee. "Second, we want to see effective cooperation in the field of combating drug trafficking."

Var Kim Hong, chairman of the government's border committee, told the National Assembly recently that Cambodia has planted more than 100 posts along 540 kilometers of border, finishing about 85 percent of the work.