Long An, Cambodia’s Svay Rieng women join hands to protect border hinh anh 1Overview of the conference (Photo: http://baolongan.vn)

Long An (VNA) – The women’s unions of southern Long An province and Svay Rieng province of Cambodia have signed an agreement to join hands in building a shared border of peace, friendship, cooperation and development.

Under the deal, inked on November 30 during a conference to review their cooperation in the 2012-2017 period, both sides continue supporting each other in the two unions’ activities and coordinate closely in protecting the shared border.

Over the past years, women of Long An and Svay Rieng have strengthened information on their achievements in their activities to boost socio-economic development and promote the progress of women and gender equality.

Women in border districts of both sides have also strengthened coordination to share experience and deepen mutual understanding.

Both sides have strengthened communications on the border agreement between Vietnam and Cambodia as well as the need to maintain friendship and traditional cooperation and strengthen mutual support between the two sides, thus raising the community’s responsibility in protecting the border.

The two unions have also worked together to fight social evils and protect women and children by popularising the risk and consequences of women and children trafficking.

The Women’s Union of Long An has also provided free health care, medicine and gifts for women and children of Svay Rieng.-VNA