The working session to discuss coordination in conducting a survey on undocumented migration and marriage in Quang Nam-Sekong border areas (Photo: VNA)

Quang Nam (VNA) – Representatives from the central province of Quang Nam and Laos’s Sekong province had a working session in Tam Ky city on August 22 to discuss coordination in conducting a survey on undocumented migration and marriage in their border areas.

Following the Vietnamese and Lao Governments’ agreement on addressing undocumented migration and marriage in the two countries’ border regions, the two localities implemented surveys in Sekong province’s Dac Chung and Ka Lum districts.

The surveys found that 17 Vietnamese people got married to Lao people and three Vietnamese migrated in the districts with unregistered papers.

[Vietnamese, Lao provinces cooperate in border management]

Meanwhile, according to initial statistics, Quang Nam province found that 22 Lao persons married to locals without registered certificates and seven Lao nationals are living in its Nam Giang and Tay Giang districts undocumented.

From now to September 1, an official joint survey will be conducted in these districts to have specific and accurate figures to be reported to the two countries’ leaders.-VNA