Vietnam will withdraw its remaining 50,000 troops from Cambodia by September if a political settlement to the war is reached, Cambodian President Heng Samrin said Friday.

While it previously did not name a month, Vietnam has repeatedly pledged to withdraw all its troops earlier than its original target date of 1990 if a political settlement could be reached.Heng Samrin made the remark in a speech in Cambodia's capital of Phnom Penh to mark his government's first decade in power. Vietnam installed the government on Jan. 7, 1979, two weeks after launching a full-scale invasion of Cambodia.