Youths from Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam have agreed on closer coordination to protect the environment and defend national border security.

They met at a seminar on June 5 in the southern province of Binh Phuoc as part of activities welcoming the 2013 Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Youth Festival, which is underway in the locality.

The young people were briefed of forest resource overexploitation, land degradation and environmental pollution in different parts in the world.

They voiced the necessity to raise the youth’s awareness of kicking off bad habits that can harm the environment, like throwing rubbish to the environment, using energy wastefully and deforestation.

Regarding border security, they shared the view that cooperation in safeguarding national sovereignty and border security should be tightened and the fruits of traditional solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and Laos and between Vietnam and Cambodia need to be preserved and promoted to serve national development.

Vietnam shares a 2,340 km borderline with Laos and a 1,137 km borderline with Cambodia .

Binh Phuoc province shares the longest border section of over 260km with Cambodia. As by November 2012, it has completed demarcation and planting of markers on the border with Cambodia.-VNA