Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held a working session with leaders of the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on April 15 to discuss foreign direct investment (FDI), use of official development assistance loans and border management.

The Deputy Prime Minister hailed provincial efforts in land border demarcation and marker installation with Cambodia.

The locality shares a 56.8-km borderline with Cambodia and has completed the installation of 22 out of the planned 28 border markers.

Security has been maintained in border areas while bordering provinces of both Cambodia and Vietnam have increased their cooperation in trade, culture and defence alongside charitable activities, nurturing the traditional relations between the two countries.

The province has set up partnerships with five Cambodian cities and provinces in trade, tourism, agriculture, crime prevention and offshore and inland security protection.

It also provided its neighbouring provinces with 4 billion VND (185,200 USD) in financial support.

Regarding FDI, Kien Giang is home to 35 FDI projects by investors from 17 countries and territories worldwide with total registered funds of over 1.32 billion USD.

Deputy PM Minh stressed the locality’s potential for developing tourism and cross-border trade, as the Trans-Asia road connecting Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand runs through the province.-VNA