A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on enhancement of friendly and cooperative activities between the youth unions of central Quang Tri province and the Lao province of Savanakhet for 2013 has been signed.

Under the MoU, reached at talks between the two youth unions in Quang Tri on April 23-24, they will promote joint activities between their grassroots youth unions and armed forces in maintaining security and order, preventing crimes and social evils, thus contributing to building a borderline of peace and friendship between Vietnam and Laos.

They agreed to expand and improve the quality of voluntary activities in Savanakhet provinces and research to plant 50 hectares of cassava in Sepon district of the Laos’ province.

During the talks, the two sides reviewed their work in 2012 and discussed measures to bring into play the youths’ role in protecting border marks and preventing cross-border migration, women and drug trafficking and smuggling.-VNA