The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak and the Mondulkiri province of Cambodia will foster their cooperation in the plantation of rubber, coffee and crops as well as the exploitation and processing of agricultural and forestry products for domestic consumption and export.

An agreement to this effect was inked in Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak province, on January 8, under which the two sides will also join hands in a broad range of areas such as economics, investment, education and healthcare.

They agreed to work together in protecting forests, collecting forest resources suitably and effectively combating diseases among cattle and humans.

The two sides will conduct border demarcation work, encourage residents to protect border markers and manage the shared borderline in accordance with reached agreements, responding prompltly to any arising issues.

They will also make greater efforts in searching and repatriating Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who laid down their lives in Cambodia during the war.

Dak Lak and Mondulkiri have signed 11 agreements in the past, mostly focusing on building border gates and economic development.

Mondulkiri has created many conditions allowing for Dak Lak businesses to invest in agricultural production, hydroelectric projects and tourism in the locality.

As part of a 10 million USD project, the Dak Lak Rubber Limited Company has planted more than 1,600 hectares of rubber trees in the Cambodian province, generating jobs for over 160 local people.

Fruitful cooperation between the two localities has also been seen in industry, healthcare, education and social security.-VNA