At the signing ceremony (Source: VNA)

Thanh Hoa (VNA) – The War Veteran Associations of central Thanh Hoa province and Laos’ Houaphan province signed their cooperation agreement for 2018-2019 on December 7.

Under the document, the two sides pledged to continue dissemination to help their chapters at all levels and members have a thorough grasp of the two Parties and States’ laws and policies and the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries and between Thanh Hoa and Houaphan.

They agreed to encourage their members to join in movements to protect national border sovereignty and security, while asking the association chapters in border districts to actively coordinate with the border guard forces in protecting the border line and markers as well as in fighting illegal migration and cross-border smuggling.

Both sides will regularly organise exchanges to share experience in economic development. The War Veteran Association of Houaphan will encourage its members to help search for remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who laid down their lives in Laos during wartime.

On the day, the War Veteran Association of Thanh Hoa province was awarded with the Labour Order, third class, of Laos.-VNA