Vietnam, Laos review border cooperation hinh anh 1The marker No. 597 on the Vietnam-Laos border (Photo:VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese and Lao chairpersons of the two countries’ joint committee for border marker planting held a meeting in Hanoi on March 1 and 2.

The two sides lauded the completion of the Vietnam-Laos project on increasing and upgrading national markers along their shared border line as scheduled. The project has established a system of 1,002 markers and stakes, defining a stable, clear and easy-to-recognise border line between the two countries.

They agreed to ask the two governments to early organise a ceremony to mark the completion of the project and sign a protocol on the borderline and national border markers of Vietnam and Laos and an agreement on regulations of managing the borderline and border gates on land.

The two sides noted the encouraging outcomes of both countries’ border management, as seen in the political-security situation and social order and safety in border areas, the friendly and cooperative ties between ministries, central agencies and local authorities of border areas.

They discussed and reached agreement on border-related tasks for 2016, including speeding up the implementation of a governmental agreement on handling unplanned migration and unregistered marriages in border areas.

On March 2, head of the Vietnamese sub-committee Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son and his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith signed addenda to the protocol on Vietnam-Laos borderline and national border markers.-VNA