Delegates at the event (Photo: VNA)
Khanh Hoa (VNA) – Promoting social-economic development and ensuring security in the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia development triangle area was the focus of a conference held in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, on September 21. 

More than 60 officials from the defence and security committees of the legislative bodies of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia attended their third joint conference. 

Speaking at the event, Do Ba Ty, Vice Chairman of Vietnam’s National Assembly, stressed the position and importance of the development triangle area towards three countries. 

As the representative agencies of people, the National Assemblies of the three countries promoted and supported the government in each country in constructing and developing the economy in the area, helping reduce poverty and accelerating cultural and social development as well as ensuring security and order in the area. 

He recommended that the conference need to focus on discussing and exchanging experience on issues benefiting the area, and the building of a region of peace, friendship and development, thus contributing to the growth in each country. 

The conference heard reports from committees on social-economic development and foreign affairs in provinces in the development triangle area in the past years and the result of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed at the second conference in Champasak, Laos, in September 2015. 

According to Vietnam’s report, the country’s five provinces in the region – Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Binh Phuoc – achieved an annual growth rate of nine percent and an income of 1,600 USD per capita in 2015. 

At the conference, participants reached agreement on many important issues such as the acceleration of planting border markers and strengthening the monitoring of border gates and promoting trade and tourism. 

They agreed to hold the conference in every two years. The next will take place in Cambodia in 2018.-VNA