People in Hoa Khanh village, Tan Khanh Hoa commune, Giang Thanh district in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, will enjoy a Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday full of happiness as they can easily visit their relatives in Cambodia during the festive time.

This is the result of the twinning relationship between Hoa Khanh village and Pray Co Ros village in Pray Co Ros commune, Kom Pong Trach district, Kam Pot province, Cambodia, which was established in late December 2012.

Since the special linkage was set up, the two sides have encouraged their residents to protect the shared border and markers while actively fighting illegal border crossings, trafficking of women and children, and smuggling.

They have also joined hands in combating diseases and supported each other in production, making the solidarity and friendship a tradition shared by the two localities’ people.

Nguyen Van Trung, head of Hoa Khanh village, said the close relationship between the two communities has helped raise the spirit of responsibility among local people in implementing border regulations.

Meanwhile, the solidarity between people in My Lo village, My Duc commune, Ha Tien town, Kien Giang province and those in Tho Cau village, Ru Xay Soc Tay commune, Kom Pong province, have also been consolidated after the two villages were twinned.

Along with partnering with each other in combating smuggling, people from both localities have coordinated to protect their common borderline and markers, and abide by border regulations while supporting each other in production.

Sen. Lt. Col. Dang Van Thong, political commissar of the Kien Giang Border Guard Command, said the policy to step up twinning relationships between the two countries’ border people have been implemented for many years, contributing to enhancing solidarity while protecting each side’s sovereignty.-VNA