A cooperation agreement on establishing a border guard coordination mechanism was signed between Vietnam and China on April 16.

The pact’s memorandum of understanding was inked in January 2013.

The signing took place when Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh met with Chinese Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun during his working trip to Vietnam.

At the function, General Thanh said that the ties between the two armies and police forces have been a pillar of the strengthened relations between Vietnam and china over the last 65 years.

Minister Guo stated that his visit aims to consolidate their two forces’ collaborations.

Both sides discussed the effect of world and regional affairs on each nation and put forth a number of measures to bolster their future cooperation.

Over the past years, Vietnam’s Defence Ministry and China’s Public Security Ministry have efficiently coordinated in managing shared border check points and entry-exit activities, combating crimes, and organising twin-relations establishment.-VNA