Vientiane (FN), Feb. 13 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen announced that Cambodia will return Lao and Thai prisoners in the kingdom back to the two countries before the upcoming Khmer New Year.

The premier spoke during a joint press conference on the outcome of the bilateral talks between Samdech and his Lao counterpart Sonexay Siphandone, held on Monday evening (Feb 13).

"With regards to prisoners' exchange, there is no returning favors required. The kingdom decided to return Lao prisoners in Cambodia to Lao PDR before the upcoming Khmer New Year," the premier underscored.

Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos celebrate new year at the same time.