The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the National Council of the Solidarity Front for the Development of the Cambodian Motherland issued a joint communique at an international conference on building the Vietnam-Cambodia border of peace, friendship and cooperation for development in Ratanakiri province on August 28.

The event is part of activities of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year to mark the 45 th anniversary of the establishment of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

The joint communique said leaders of the two fronts presented a report on the implementation of cooperation agreements and contents of the joint communique signed between the two fronts and 10 Vietnamese and 10 Cambodian provinces at their conference in 2010 in Vietnam ’s southern province of Tay Ninh .

According to the report, both sides have implemented the joint communique through various means. The friendly cooperation among localities along the common border plays a significant role, directly contributing to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development between the two countries.

The border provinces have assisted each other in poverty reduction and maintaining security and social order. Two-way trade between border localities made up more than half of the two countries’ total.

Both sides also encouraged people in the border area to assist with landmark planting and demarcation task forces to soon complete the work.

The two sides have exchanged delegations at all levels, organised training and held regular exchange of expertise in work from central to grassroot levels.

In addition, they also encouraged and acted as a bridge for the two countries’ businesses and entrepreneurs to invest in socio-economic development projects with respect to each country’s laws and customs.

Both sides reached consensus on organising the conference biennially to assess the implementation of cooperation agreements and agreed contents.

The two fronts will organise their delegations to annually examine activities of their cooperation agreements.-VNA