The central province of Quang Tri and its neighbouring Lao province of Salavan have signed a 2014-2016 cooperation agreement on politics, economics, culture and education.

At their talks in Quang Tri province on April 7, leaders of both sides affirmed to continue strengthening connections in all fields as well as creating conditions for border localities and businesses to meet and exchange experience.

They agreed to work together in researching each province’s advantages and potential to propose suitable cooperation plans in order to contribute to their socio-economic development and special friendship.

Both also agreed to coordinate closely with the two countries’ ministries and agencies to build La Lay international border gate along their border line to serve international development and integration.

The two provinces will further intensify the sharing of information and experience, as well as the collaboration between their external relations offices, military units and border guard stations in dealing with issues related to unregistered marriage, civil status registration and naturalisation.

During the talks, the two sides also reviewed the results of their 2011-2013 cooperation agreement. The document created favourable conditions for both sides to support each other in education, human resources training, trade, health and border marker planting, they said.

On this occasion, Quang Tri province was awarded with Laos’ Labour Order, third class.-VNA