Thailand, Cambodia to open more checkpoints, bolster trade

Cambodian Premier Hun Sen hugs visiting Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during a joint press conference in Phnom Penh on Thursday. (Government House photo)

Thailand and Cambodia agreed on Thursday to open four more border checkpoints and vowed to achieve their bilateral trade target.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Cambodian Premier Hun Sen hoped to see the quick opening of a checkpoint between Ban Nong Ian in Sa Kaeo's Aranyaprathet district and Stung Bot in Cambodia's Banteay Meanchey province to relieve traffic congestion at the crossing between Aranyaprathet and Poipet.

The Aranyaprathet checkpoint is the gateway of trade between the two countries.

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