LAO CAI — The command of the border guard force in northern Lao Cai province has created an office in charge of issues arising along the shared border with China.
The establishment of the representative office ushered in a new chapter in the management of the shared border in Lao Cai province and the entire Viet Nam-China land border.
The land borderline passes through Viet Nam's northern provinces of Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Lang Son and Quang Ninh.
Viet Nam and China have for the first time agreed on a border representative mechanism to handle the maintenance and protection of the border and to solve issues in a timely fashion.
The unified border representative mechanism is expected to contribute to enhancing external relations between the two countries' border guard forces, as well as exchanges between border people, all while maintaining political stability and facilitating socio-economic development in Lao Cai province.
The agreement on Viet Nam-China land border management regulations signed on November 18, 2009, became effective on July 14, 2010. — VNS