Vietnamese and Chinese border provinces agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of border management, bordergate building, trade, energy and transport-tourism.
The consensus was reached during the third session of the Joint Working Group between Vietnam ’s Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Lao Cai and Ha Giang provinces and the neighbouring Chinese province of Yunnan held in Dien Bien Phu city on September 20.
The sides agreed to continue encouraging agencies and businesses to hold regular and irregular talks on issues of common concern in order to timely address related problems.
In the border management, the provinces will strengthen information on border marker planting and demarcation, prevent cross-border crimes and build a contact mechanism in border forest fire fighting.
The sides agreed to enhance cooperation in exit and entry activities and goods trading as well as strengthen the friendship for mutual development.
The forth session of the Joint Working Group will be held in Yunnan province in September next year.