Vietnam and Laos have agreed on plans to accelerate the implementation of a project to reinforce and upgrade the border landmark system in 2011.

The agreement was reached at the 20th annual meeting of the Vietnam-Laos border delegation, which is being held in Luang PraBang province of Laos.

The Vietnamese delegation was headed by Head of the Vietnam National Border Committee and Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son and the Lao delegation, was led by Head of the Lao Border Committee and Deputy Foreign Minister Bun Kot Sang Som Sak.

At the four-day meeting that will end on Dec. 28, the two sides agreed that ministries, localities and relevant agencies of the two countries have effectively implemented the Vietnam-Laos Agreement on National Border Regulations and agreements reached at the previous meeting, thus helping maintain stability, social order and security, as well as facilitating socio-economic development in their border areas.

They reached consensus in measures to settle border management issues, including the issue of unplanned migration, unregistered inter-racial marriages, cross-border trade and transport facilitation, the upgrade of border gates and the construction of socio-economic development works along the border line of the two countries.

Both sides also discussed the supplements and amendments to the Vietnam-Laos Agreement on National Border Regulations./.