The Border Guard Command of northern Dien Bien province on September 23 opened a training course in the locality for 55 officers from the Military Commands of Lao provinces of Phongsali and Udomxay.

The course aims to provide participants with knowledge on politics, military and border protection, thus helping the Lao side better implement its border management.

It is also expected to contribute to strengthening cooperation between the two countries’ forces in particular and the special bilateral friendship in general.

During the course, which will run until October 22, trainees will study history of the Vietnam-Laos traditional relations, get updated information on schemes by hostile and reactionary forces.

The course also helps raise participants’ awareness of the two countries’ national border and territory and the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Delimitation of National Boundaries.

Dien Bien province has four districts with 29 communes bordering Laos’ Phongsali and Luang Prabang provinces along a 360-km borderline.

In recent years, border guards of Dien Bien worked closely with those from Laos to ensure defence and security in border areas, contributing significantly to the safeguard of both nations’ national border sovereignty, thus building a peaceful and friendly border area between the two countries.-VNA