Head of Vietnamese National Assembly’s Defence and Security Committee Nguyen Kim Khoa attends the conference (Source: VNA)
Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (CLV) agreed to maintain their close coordination to ensure security, order and safety at their shared border during the second joint conference of their Defence and Security Committees in Laos’ Champasak province on September 28.

The three countries pledged to support their local authorities in cooperating and exchanging information and experience in order to prevent crimes related to terrorism, human and drug trafficking, goods smuggling and child labour at border areas.

They were unanimous in intensifying experience sharing in checking and controlling border gates in the development triangle area to facilitate trade exchanges between them and improve the living standards of residents in the region.

The nations also vowed to address issues related to security and order along the border through diplomatic ways to protect and maintain their solidarity and ensure respect for sovereignty and independence of each nation.

The conference also affirmed the three countries’ parliamentarians back cooperation in sharing information and experience in this issue as well as the implementation of the joint statement of the eighth CLV Summit signed in Vientiane on November 25, 2014.

The third joint conference was agreed to be organised in Vietnam in 2016, chaired by the Vietnamese National Assembly’s Defence and Security Committee.-VNA