|An Giang province's border guards patrol along the shared border between Viet Nam and Cambodia. Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam agreed to maintain close co-ordination to ensure security, order and safety at their shared border during the second joint conferencein Laos' Champasak Province yesterday. — Photo angiang.gov.vn
VIENTIANE (VNS) — Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam agreed to maintain close co-ordination to ensure security, order and safety at their shared border during the second joint conference of their Defence and Security Committees in Laos' Champasak Province yesterday.
The three countries pledged to support their local authorities in co-operating and exchanging information in order to prevent crimes related to terrorism, human and drug trafficking, smuggling and child labour in border areas.
They agreed to share experiences checking and controlling border gates in the development triangle to facilitate trade and improve nearby residents' living standards.
The nations also vowed to address security issues along the border through diplomatic means, and work together on the implementation of the joint statement of the eighth CLV Summit signed in Vientiane on November 25, 2014.
The third joint conference will be organised in Viet Nam in 2016. It will be chaired by the Vietnamese National Assembly's Defence and Security Committee. — VNS