Officials of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap and its neighbouring Cambodian province of Prey Veng on April 22 inked a cooperation agreement aiming to foster their all-round relations.

Under the deal, Dong Thap and Prey Veng will maintain meetings between their border guard agencies and local authorities to ensure political security and social order in border areas, plus twinning more border communes in order to enhance the solidarity and friendship.

Both sides agreed to work closely in applying technical advances in agricultural activities and protecting the environment in the lower Mekong River. They will also promote cross-border trade and tourism collaboration.

Prey Veng will continue supporting the search and repatriation of remains of voluntary Vietnamese soldiers and experts who laid down their lives in Cambodia.

In 2013, the volume of goods traded between the two provinces totalled 350,000 tonnes. Dong Thap shipped over 143 million USD worth of commodities to Prey Veng, doubling the sum from the year before.

The Vietnamese locality has given medical check-ups to about 3,700 people in Prey Veng and presented scholarships to Cambodian students.

On April 21, the Border Guard High Command of Dong Thap and authorised agencies of Prey Veng also signed a cooperation agreement on ensuring security and order at border areas.-VNA