Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh speaks at the meeting (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The partnership between the Border Guard Party Committee and Party committees in 44 border provinces and cities have helped safeguard national sovereignty and border security.

A meeting to review border security was held in Hue city, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, on August 15.

Lieutenant General Pham Huy Tap, Secretary and political commissar of the Border Guard Party Committee, said the partnership ensured peace and stability along the national borderline and information exchange was well maintained.

A project to increase the number of national border markers was implemented from 2008 to 2015. Along the border with Laos, Vietnam worked with the country to plant 1,002 border markers and stakes.

Tap added that the border guard force coordinated with border localities to enforce Party resolutions and State legal documents on national sovereignty and border security.

It has also engaged in numerous social activities such as providing check-ups and medication for thousands of people, presenting gifts to rural children, and building houses for the poor, Tap noted.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Defence Minister, said aside from border protection, the cooperation has proved effective in crime fighting, socio-economic development, and emergency search and rescue missions.

Vietnam’s national boundary comprises nearly 4,660km of land border with China, Laos and Cambodia, along with 3,260km of coast.-VNA