Southern Kien Giang and Cambodian Kep provinces signed a joint development plan after reviewing their sound collaboration in the last two years at a conference held on June 22.

In 2013 and 2014, the two localities worked together to coordinate border security and curb contraband, drug and human trafficking. In 2014, their searches returned the remains of 14 voluntary Vietnamese soldiers, who died in Kep during war time, to their families in Vietnam.

In the last two years, joint activities in culture, sports, tourism and health also took place.

Kien Giang and Cambodian border provinces, including Kep, recorded a 2013-2014 bilateral trade revenue of more than 267 million USD.

Under the new pact, the two provinces will continue their mutually beneficial ties and annually review cooperation outcomes before signing new agreements.

Addressing the function, Chairman of Kien Giang People’s Committee Le Van Thi said the bilateral engagement requires additional efforts from both sides to maintain a stable and constantly improving life for the two peoples as well as contribute to the overall socio-economic development of Vietnam and Cambodia.-VNA