Participants at the Quang Tri - Salavan high-level discussion pose for a group photo (Source: VNA)

Quang Tri (VNA) – A high-level discussion took place in Quang Tri on July 24 to review the implementation of a cooperation agreement signed between the hosting central province and the Lao border province of Salavan.

As heard at the function, following the pact inked on July 4, 2016, the two localities have carried out communication campaigns to raise public awareness on border regulations and the territorial jurisdictions of both Laos and Vietnam.

They have joined hands to tackle undocumented migration and marriage, and implemented a twin-village model, encouraging residents from both sides of the Vietnam-Laos border to support each other in socio-economic development and bilateral trade.

Quang Tri has offered politics and administration training for 25 Salavan public personnel on an annual basis. The Quang Tri College of Education has trained five students from the Lao province on Vietnamese language. It is now also training another five on information and technology.

At the discussion, Chairman of the Quang Tri People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chinh urged the two sides to boost cooperation in all fields.

He said Quang Tri will speed up the building of infrastructure at the local La Lay international border gate and a transport system connecting the province with the Ho Chi Minh Road to facilitate travel and goods flow.

Quang Tri will continue assisting Salavan in training its pupils, students, and personnel, as well as creating the best conditions possible for local enterprises to invest in the Lao locality.

Governor of Salavan Sisouvan Vongchomsy praised Quang Tri’s educational system, saying many of the Lao students and personnel trained there are now holding high positions in Salavan.

The Lao official also noted that Quang Tri’s commune-level health facilities along the border have supported Salavan in taking care of its residents’ well-being.-VNA