At the event (Photo: VNA)
 

Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) – Officials from Vietnam’s central province of Thua Thien – Hue and Laos’ southern Salavan province signed an MoU on cooperation in border management at their annual meeting in Hue city on July 12.

The event was co-chaired by Nguyen Dung, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien-Hue and Phuthong Khammanivong, Salavan’s Deputy Governor.

During the event, the two sides spoke highly of the two provinces’ cooperation in the past years, contributing to maintaining stable political security and social order in areas along their shared border line.
The border guard forces of the two provinces have well performed the border protection and management tasks, protecting border markers and signs.

Thua Thien Hue province has provided  950 million VND (41,790 USD) in aid to Salavan to build Co Tai border gate and helped repair the Co Tai primary school.

In the coming time, Thua Thien-Hue province will continue coordinating with Salavan to help Lao residents in border areas stabilise their lives, providing them with plant and animal varieties along with training in cultivation and breeding techniques.
The Vietnamese locality will also help the Lao counterpart give free health check-up and treatment to border residents. 

The two sides pledged to further strengthen border management, boost border trade and work together to implement their Governments’ agreement on dealing with unplanned migration and unregistered marriage across the border. -VNA