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Cambodia gives ultimatum to Laos over 'border invasion'

Cambodia gives ultimatum to Laos over 'border invasion'

Cambodia and Laos reached an agreement for all Laotian troops to be withdrawn from a disputed area in Cambodia following a relevant ultimatum by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith said Saturday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

"I can't let anyone take an inch of Cambodian land, and Cambodia won't take anyone else's land either", the prime minister said. The leaders of Cambodia and Laos vowed today to recall troops from a disputed border area where tensions have been flaring for months, after the premiers held an emergency meeting.

Thongloun said that he and Prime Minister Hun Sen also agreed that border committees of the two countries and the Foreign Ministries would continue to have talks to find solutions to issues related to the border, where border markers have yet to be planted, as soon as possible.

"We are friends, but a friend can not step on (our) head", said the mercurial leader, who often leans on ultra-nationalist rhetoric to drum up support, especially ahead of election season.

Heavy rains trigger flood-like situation
A portion of National Highway 415, which connects state capital Itanagar with Assam, eroded near Karsingsa on Friday. The district administration has closed down 225 schools in flood-affected areas in Tinsukia district.

Cambodia and Laos on Saturday on Saturday agreed to withdraw their troops from the border between them Cambodia had accused Laotian troops of encroaching on its territory.

"Our biggest success is that there is no dispute that can't be solved", Hun Sen said at the news conference.

"Most world leaders would issue warnings like this", he said.

Hun Sen said at a ceremony in Phnom Penh about 30 soldiers from Laos had crossed into the area and that some of them remained there during daytime.

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He made the comments Friday during a speech in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

"We are not waging war, but we just want our land back", he said, adding that he was running out of patience with "the invasion" by Laos troops.

Hun Sen said the Lao soldiers had "invaded Cambodian territory under the pretext of preventing Cambodia from constructing a road" along the border.

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Eastern Douglas County Through 6 pm Wednesday
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