Border knowledge disseminated for Vietnamese, Lao village leaders hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)
Nghe An (VNA) – A conference to raise knowledge about policies and laws related to the Vietnam-Laos border took place on December 6 in the central province of Nghe An, gathering nearly 200 village chiefs from 20 border provinces of the nations.

Addressing the function, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai and his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith said via practical acts, the chiefs and reputable people in border villages have made significant contributions to protecting the areas, and border markers and sustaining peace and security there.

They stressed the dissemination of information on related treaties, international agreements and legal documents are key to the effectiveness of  the border work between the countries.

The officials said they believe participants will disseminate what they have learned when they return to their villages and continue their good work in guiding and encouraging local people to respect the nations’ laws, especially regarding border-related marriages, immigration, and cultivation issues.

In addition to presenting reports and discussing information at the conference, participants joined cultural exchange events and toured popular tourist and historical sites in Nghe An./.