The Central Highlands provinces of Vietnam and northeastern localities of Cambodia will enhance their cooperation in the coming time, prioritising border security, agricultural production, poverty reduction, education and training.

This is the outcome of a meeting of officials of the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands of Vietnam and the Cambodian People’s Party Central Committee’s Foreign Relations Commission held in Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak province, on December 16.

During the meeting, the two sides also reviewed the results of their cooperation over the past time with the opening of the Bu Prang (Dac Nong) – Dak Dam (Mondulkiri) and Dak Peur (Dac Nong) – Busara (Mondulkiri) border gates.

The Dak Rue (Dak Lak) – Chi Miet (Mondulkiri) border gate will also be upgraded in the future, they said.
Since 2008, Vietnam and Cambodia have cooperated with each other to build rural roads and others linking Vietnam’s Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces with Rattanakiri province of Cambodia.

Businesses in the Central Highlands have invested in 27,000 hectares of rubber in Cambodia’s northeastern region.

In response, Cambodian local authorities and people have actively supported Military Commands of Central Highlands provinces to study, search and repatriate the remains of martyrs of Vietnamese volunteers and experts who laid down their lives in the country.

On the plane of national defence and security, the two sides have ceaselessly enhanced their coordination in ensuring border security and preventing illegal border crossing and hostile forces’ plots to separate the two countries’ solidarity.

They have planted 62 out of 84 border markers along their 420 km of common border.-VNA