A landmark has been planted on the T-junction of the border line between Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia.
A ceremony to inaugurate the landmark was held at the site on January 18 with the co-chairmanship of Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Dao Viet Trung, Cambodian Senior Minister in charge of Border Affairs Var Kim Hong, and Lao Deputy Foreign Minister and Head of the National Border Committee Phongsavad Boupha.
Present at the ceremony were representatives from three countries’ relevant ministries and agencies, authorities and people of three bordering provinces, Kon Tum of Viet Nam, Attopeu of Laos and Rattanakiri of Cambodia.
The 2m-high granite landmark is placed on a mountain peak at an altitude of 1,086m which was the intersection of the three countries’ border lines.
Construction of the landmark by central highlands Kon Tum province started in December 2007 under the supervision of the three countries’ experts.
Representatives from the three countries agreed that the T-junction border landmark was planted in accordance with the border treaties signed by the three countries. They also expressed hope that the landmark would become a tourist destination.
They shared the view that the erection of the landmark show the will, aspiration and determination of the three countries’ governments and people to jointly deal with border issues and it was an evidence of the mutual confidence, understanding and cooperation between the three countries.
The three governments’ officials affirmed the resolve to complete the land border demarcation between Cambodia and the other two countries, while building more and upgrading landmarks on the Viet Nam-Lao border line.
All of the works are aimed to serve for the Development Triangle Programme that was agreed by the three countries’ Prime Ministers to build, protect and manage the common border line, thereby building a border of peace, friendship, cooperation and development, they stressed.