Vietnam and China’s Ministries of Transport held a joint ceremony at the Huu Nghi Border Gate in northern Lang Son province to inaugurate the new highways linking Hanoi with Nanning and Shenzhen in China.

This is part of an agreement on road transport between Vietnam and China which was signed on November 22, 1994.

The event marks an important milestone in bilateral economic-trade ties, helping to deepen the relationship between Vietnam and China , with the slogan ‘friendly neighbourliness, comprehensive cooperation, long-term stability and looking towards the future,’ in the spirit of ‘good comrades, good friends, good neighbours and good partners.’

The opening of the Hanoi-Nanning and Hanoi-Shenzhen routes through the Huu Nghi-You Yi Guan border gate will reduce waiting time and costs, making it easier for people to travel and help to facilitate trade between both countries.

It will also help to boost friendship and cooperation between Vietnam’s Lang Son province and the autonomous region of Guangxi Zhuang in China and underlines the efforts both countries have made to build and develop the Nanning-Lang Son-Hanoi-Hai Phong economic corridor, as agreed previously reached by senior officials from both countries.

Over the past years, Lang Son has made an enormous effort to facilitate international road transport links between Vietnam and China .

Almost 80,000 vehicles pass through the Huu Nghi-You Yi Guan border gate each year.-VNA