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Laos Opens New Consulate Near Drug Artery

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:36 am

Laos Opens New Consulate Near Drug Artery

BY SEK ODOM | JULY 1, 2016 | អានជាភាសាខ្មែរ

Officials on Thursday inaugurated a new Laotian consulate in Stung Treng province that was established in a bid to improve cooperation on cross-border issues, including the frontier’s heavy drug traffic.

Provincial government spokesman Men Kung said Stung Treng governor Mon Saroeun and Laos’ ambassador to Cambodia attended a ceremony to mark the opening of the consulate in Stung Treng City, located about 50 km from the Lao­tian border. He said a Cambo­dian consulate would be inaugurated on the other side of the border today.

“The two consulates will help strengthen public security along the Laos-Cambodia border,” he said. “They will cooperate when problems occur along the border.”

“Both consulates will cooperate whenever there is a crime at the bor­der, with demarcation, or when people have problems cros­sing the border,” he said.

Mr. Kung said the new offices would also arrange future prisoner swaps. “After the courts make final decisions to sentence people, they will be able to go to prison in their own country,” he said. “We have noticed that it is difficult for families to visit Cambodian prisoners [in Laos], so they should have the right to serve their sentence in their own country.”

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