VN, Laos to upgrade markers at border
|Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Laos' Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Thongloun Sisoulith at a meeting to review the project.—VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS)— The completion of a project to upgrade and increase the number of border markers along the Viet Nam-Laos border will help create a border of peace and friendly co-operation for the mutual development and interests of both peoples.
This was agreed by Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Laos' Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Thongloun Sisoulith at a meeting to review the project yesterday.
Minh said there was a lot more work which requires finishing so that the entire project would be completed in 2014.
He suggested that both parties keep working closely together to draw up and sign legal documents relevant to border issues.
These include the Protocol on Border Demarcation and Marker Planting, the new Agreement on Border Management Regulations and the Viet Nam – Laos Border Gates and Border Gate Management Regulations.
The implementation of those documents will help satisfy border management requirements in the new situation, Minh said.
He also highly appreciated the efforts by the two countries' joint committee on planting border markers.
Thongloun Sisoulith stated that this outcome was a joint success for both countries and played a key role in politics, national defence, security and economic development.
Viet Nam and Laos share a 2,000km border running from north to south. This is the longest land border that Viet Nam shares with its neighbouring countries. —VNS