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Lao PM to meet Hun Sen tomorrow over border dispute

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PM Hun Sen shakes hands with his Lao counterpart in 2018 in Siem Reap province.  KT/Ven Rathavong

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh tomorrow in a bid to iron out border dispute between the two nations.

Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a statement today, saying that Mr Thongloun will pay a two-day official visit to the Kingdom tomorrow and Friday.

“Both Prime Ministers will hold a bilateral meeting during which various aspects of bilateral cooperation and border issues will be discussed,” the statement said. “After the meeting, the two Prime Ministers will preside over the signing ceremony of a number of documents, and then hold a joint press announcement.”

Mr Thongloun will pay courtesy calls on Acting Head of State Say Chhum, who is Senate president, and National Assembly President Heng Samrin.

“The official visit of HE Thongloun Sisoulith to Cambodia will significantly contribute to further strengthening and expanding the long-lasting relations of traditional friendship, solidarity, fraternity and fruitful cooperation between Cambodia and Laos,” it said.

Mr Thongloun will lay wreaths at the Independence Monument and pay tribute at the Royal Memorial Statue of the Late King-Father Norodom Sihanouk, it said.

His visit follows a two-day visit by Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn to Vientiane last week, during which the border issue was discussed.

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