Vietnam’s central Quang Binh province and Laos’ southern Savannakhet province have agreed to further cooperation along the shared border for mutual benefits.

Vice Chairman of the Quang Binh provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Tuan and Vice Governor of Savannakhet Khamphoi Phanthachon signed a minutes on cross-border collaboration in 2015 following their talks in Quang Binh on December 5.

Border guards of the two localities will continue to carry out bilateral patrols to protect their shared border line and markers, while informing each other of relevant issues and working together to handle violators in accordance with the agreement on Vietnam-Laos border regulations and law of respective countries.

The two provinces will maintain regular meetings and information exchanges to consolidate their traditional friendship.

They will accelerate infrastructure building for the opening of the Chut Mut – La Von border gates.

Quang Binh and Sanvannakhet have maintained close cooperation in the fields of defence, security and border as committed in their cooperation agreement signed in November last year.-VNA