An exchange programme to promote border friendship and defence cooperation between Vietnam and China is taking place in Vietnam’s northern coastal province of Quang Ninh and China ’s Guangxi province from March 10-12.

Both sides will hold a series of activities, including a seminar, fact-finding tours, the signing of memoranda of understanding, and art performances.

The event is part of activities to realise the agreements reached by leaders from defence ministries of Vietnam and China, thus further strengthening defence ties between the two countries.

It is also expected to foster the friendship, solidarity and cooperation between local authorities, border guards and people of the two nations.-VNA