The meeting on people-to-people exchange between Dak Lak and Mondulkiri provinces on October 31 (Photo: VNA)

Dak Lak (VNA) – Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Dak Lak and Cambodia’s Mondulkiri have agreed to maintain their friendship, support each other in socio-economic development, and work together to improve the living standards of their border residents.

The consensus was reached during an exchange programme held in Buon Ma Thuot city, Dak Lak province, on October 31.

The two sides also consented to share experience and solutions on encouraging their residents to observe border regulations and join hands in poverty reduction.

They will organise regular cultural and sports exchange programmes, as well as activities to set up relations between the residential areas of the two localities.

Addressing the conference, H’Kim Hoa Bya, head of the mass communication board under the Dak Lak provincial Party Committee, said the two provinces have shared experience in socio-economic and cultural development, as well as national defence and security through various programmes and activities.

She described the long-standing relationship as a valuable asset of both sides, and expressed her hopes that they will step up people-to-people diplomacy and the exchange of experience in mass communication.

The official also called for greater joint efforts in combating crimes and enhancing solidarity and friendship between the two provinces in the era of integration.

Men Nguy, Chairman of the People’s Council of Mondulkiri, conveyed his beliefs that the bilateral relationship will be strengthened for the stability, peace, friendship, and development of border areas in the two localities.

On October 30, representatives from the two provinces engaged in cultural and art activities, as well folk games and facility visits around Dak Lak.–VNA