The women’s associations of Vietnam’s central Quang Nam province and Sekong province in Laos on May 7 signed a bilateral cooperation agreement for the 2014-2019 period, focusing on exchanging experience in economic development and poverty reduction.

Under the deal, the two sides will ensure their members strictly follow the Vietnam-Laos Agreement on Border Management Regulations and support authorised agencies in protecting the two provinces’ joint border line.

They will also conduct activities to encourage women to avoid illegal migration and illegitimate marriage.

The Quang Nam provincial chapter of the Vietnam Women’s Union pledged to continue canvassing assistance from its members in order to support women and children living in difficulties in Sekong province.-VNA