The enforcement of three legal documents regulating the Vietnam – China land border in the last three years has created optimum conditions for the two sides’ authorities to manage their shared border in an effective way and boost their ties.

Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Ministry’s National Boundary Commission Nguyen Anh Dung made the remarks at a conference on the border and territory management in the northwestern province of Dien Bien on November 7.

He said that localities have comprehensively performed the border management and protection since the three documents (the Protocol on Border Demarcation and Marker Planting, the Agreement on Border Management, and the Agreement on Border Gates) took effect in July 2010.

The function heard reports by the Foreign Ministry, the Border Guard High Command and the Ministry of Public Security on issues surrounding the management of borders.

Dien Bien shares 360km of its border with Laos and another 41km with China in Muong Nhe district’s Sin Thau and Sen Thuong communes.-VNA