Every two years, the central province of Quang Tri and bordering Lao provinces of Savannakhet and Salavan sign new cooperation agreements, which lay a foundation for effective cooperation.

In terms of human resource training, Quang Tri province provides training on science and technology, political and military tasks, professional security competence and Vietnamese language for cadres of the two Lao provinces.

On science and technology, the provinces work together to carry out many projects, including environmental protection in Quang Tri-Salavan and Quang Tri-Savannakhet economic zones in the East-West economic corridor.

The three provinces jointly implemented a project to prevent cross-border epidemics effectively, especially the prevention and control of malaria, dengue fever, diarrhoea and HIV/AIDS.

Cross border trade between the three provinces is bustling, with many enterprises from Quang Tri seeking business investment in Laos , including Quang Tri Rubber Company and MTV Co., Ltd.

Border province authorities coordinate in investigation, supervision and prevention of crimes, especially drug smuggling.

To date, there are 14 pairs of sister villages between Quang Tri and Savannakhet and nine between Quang Tri and Salavan, which helps build a borderline of peace and friendship.-VNA