The southern province of Binh Phuoc and its Cambodian neighbors of Kratie and Mondulkiri signed memoranda of understanding on the establishment of a twinning relationship for their villages on October 28 in Binh Phuoc.

The documents laid down a foundation for border villages of the provinces to work together in fostering the traditional friendship, protecting the common borderline, preventing cross-border crimes, and developing the economy.

Under the agreements, Binh Phuoc will have two villages to be twined with Kratie’s localities and one with Mondulkiri’s.

Cambodian officials at the signing ceremony expressed hope that the documents would allow them to learn more from Binh Phuoc’s economic development experience.

The signing of papers on the twining relationship among villages themselves is to take place in November 2014.

In June this year, Binh Phuoc also signed partial memoranda of understanding with five Cambodian provinces of Kampong Cham, Kratie, Mondulkiri, Steung Treng and Tbong Khmum, to promote their all-round cooperation.-VNA