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Viet Nam, Laos review cross-border cooperation

Update: March, 03/2016 - 09:13
The two sides lauded the completion of the project to increase and upgrade national markers along the border. The project has established a system of 1,002 markers and stakes, defining a stable, clear and easy-to-recognise border. — VNA/VNS Photo Ho Cau

HA NOI (VNS) — The Vietnamese and Lao chairpersons of the two countries' joint committee for border marker planting met in Ha Noi yesterday and Tuesday.

The two sides lauded the completion of the project to increase and upgrade national markers along the border. The project has established a system of 1,002 markers and stakes, defining a stable, clear and easy-to-recognise border.

They agreed to ask the two governments to organise a ceremony to mark the completion of the project and sign a protocol on the borderline and national border markers of Viet Nam and Laos and an agreement on regulations of managing the borderline and border gates on land.

The two sides noted the encouraging outcomes of both countries' border management, as seen in the political-security situation and social order and safety in border areas, the friendly and co-operative ties between ministries, central agencies and local authorities of border areas.

They reached agreement on border-related tasks for 2016, including speeding up the implementation of a governmental agreement on handling unplanned migration and unregistered marriages in border areas.

Yesterday, head of the Vietnamese sub-committee Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son and his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith signed an addenda to the protocol on Viet Nam-Laos borderline and national border markers. — VNS

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