Photograph: Pha Lina / Phnom Penh Post Cambodia's Minister of Interior and Lao Minister of Public Security on a three-day visit in early March signed a memo Cooperation for 2020 and agreed to continue to carry out important work on border relations by continuing to prevent and Pose Cracking down on transnational drugs and cracking down on illegal crossings.

The signing follows a three-day working visit by Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng and Minister of Interior on Tuesday. March 4-6 in Vientiane, Lao PDR with Lao PDR Minister for Public Security Mr. Laill Khamfang Co-Chair Conducting a meeting to evaluate the results of the implementation of the 2020 Joint Statement on Cooperation

According to the Ministry of Interior's March 6 statement on the results of the visit, the two ministries highly appreciated Better results were achieved through the implementation of the 2019 cooperation record between the two ministries. The visit included a delegation from the provincial border provinces and a delegation of related agencies at the Ministry level. Human resource training and crime crackdown cooperation in border areas, especially drug offenses.

“Both sides appreciated the close cooperation between provincial authorities and the competent forces of The border provinces of the two countries better maintain the security environment along the border, contributing to favorable conditions. Livelihoods Lay people as well as the service of national development and the mutual interest of the people of both countries 2, Cambodia and Laos.

The two sides have signed a memorandum of cooperation for 2020 and agreed to continue their work, the Ministry of Interior said. Some of the key issues include continuing to encourage provincial authorities to facilitate people-to-people cross-border entry and trade exchanges. Come on Harmonization of service to the needs of the development and improvement of living standards of people living in border areas. And cooperate in resolving issues or problems in a timely, peaceful and understanding manner.

The two parties continued to co-operate in strenuous measures to prevent and crack down on drug offenses across the two countries' borders, as well as for information exchange and Mutual experience involved in drug offenses. Especially, it is to establish drug-free villages and communes at the border. Continue to take drastic measures to prevent and crack down on illegal cross-border smuggling as well as cooperation in border management Peacefully stands for the principle of mutual respect and independence.