Quang Binh’s border guards donate medical supplies to Lao counterparts hinh anh 1Colonel Trinh Thanh Binh (R), Commander of  Quang Binh's Border Guard Command, presents medical supplies to an officer of  Khammouane's border guard (Photo: VNA)
Quang Binh (VNA) – The Border Guard Command of the central province of Quang Binh on November 23 presented medical supplies and equipment worth 400 million VND (over 17,000 USD) to their counterparts in the Lao border province of Khammouane to support them in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in recent times have affected joint patrols between the two border forces.

Overcoming difficulties and challenges, the border forces of the two provinces have taken many measures and closely coordinated to firmly protect national sovereignty and border security.  The two sides also have also actively popularised and educated their people on the Vietnam-Laos special friendship and solidarity and border law. They also strictly abide by and implement legal documents on the Vietnam - Laos border that the governments of the two countries had signed.

During the hand-over ceremony, the two forces discussed the political-security situation, and coordination in border protection as well as sharing experience in the fight against COVID-19.

The donation has contributed to strengthening the special solidarity between the border guards of Quang Binh  and Khammouane, thus jointly building a borderline of friendship, peace, stability, cooperation and development between the two countries.

The two sides will enhance bilateral patrols, coordination in fighting and preventing crimes, especially drug-related crimes, illegal cross-border travel in order to improve the effectiveness of COVID-19 prevention and control, and firmly protect the Vietnam-Laos shared borderline./.