Authorities of southern Binh Phuoc province on June 17 signed partial memoranda of understanding (MoU) with those from Cambodia’s provinces of Kampong Cham, Kratie, Mondulkiri, Steung Treng and Tbong Khmum, to promote all-round cooperation between the two countries’ localities.

Under the MoUs, the Vietnamese locality and its Cambodian counterparts will work closely together to foster links in investment, agricultural production and export.

They also agreed to create favourable conditions for enterprises of both sides to set up partnership, thus boosting trade links between them.

In addition, the two sides will pay heed to enhancing cultural exchange and mutual understanding between the two peoples, while intensifying coordination in ensuring social security and preventing smuggling, trade fraud and drug crime in border areas. They will also coordinate together to popularise regulations of bilateral agreements reached between the two countries and specific laws of each country related to border management and disease prevention in border areas.

Binh Phuoc will transfer agricultural production techniques and scientific advances to help Cambodian localities further develop their agricultural sector.

The two sides agreed to propose that their governments invest in building infrastructure and upgrading traffic works to connect border gates and border economic zones to facilitate economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.

Chairman of the Binh Phuoc provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tram said the documents contribute to tightening multifaceted cooperation between his locality and the five Cambodian provinces, especially in economics, trade and agriculture, thus boosting the two sides’ socio-economic development.-VNA