The Secretaries of the Party Committees of four Vietnamese northern border provinces – Lạng Sơn, Quảng Ninh, Cao Bằng and Hà Giang – and the Party Committee of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region held talks in Lạng Sơn on Friday as part of their New Year Meeting 2019.— VNA/VNS Photo Thái Thuần
LẠNG SƠN – The Secretaries of the Party Committees of four Vietnamese northern border provinces – Lạng Sơn, Quảng Ninh, Cao Bằng and Hà Giang – and the Party Committee of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region held talks in Lạng Sơn on Friday as part of their New Year Meeting 2019.
At the talks, Secretary of the Lạng Sơn Party Committee Lâm Thị Phương Thanh said the partnership between the four Vietnamese localities and China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has been developing.
Along with maintaining regular exchange activities and meetings among senior leaders of the provinces, they have directed sectors and border localities to strengthen co-operation in various areas.
Thanh proposed that the localities continue increasing effective collaboration mechanisms and delegation exchanges, while promoting all-round co-operation.
Vietnamese and Chinese localities should direct the optimising of affiliation among authorised agencies, focusing on investment, trade, tourism, transport system construction, border trade and economic co-operation, customs clearance, cross-border labour, justice, agriculture, science, education, culture, sports and healthcare, she said.
The localities will continue Việt Nam-China youth friendship meetings, festivals of border residents, co-operation for women’s progress, and expansion of partnership among twin cities, districts and villages. They should strengthen communications on Việt Nam-China friendship.
She stressed the need for strict implementation of Việt Nam-China land border agreements, timely settlement of civil dispute cases arising in border areas, the smooth operation of border gates, as well as co-operation in fighting cross-border criminals and ensuring border security, and fostering collaboration in managing cross-border labourers.
Lạng Sơn, Cao Bằng, Hà Giang and Quảng Ninh as well as Guangxi should share information on working conditions, income and recruitment requirements of local enterprises, while implementing the memorandum of understanding on collaboration in building peaceful border signed between the Party Committees of Việt Nam’s Cao Bằng and Lạng Sơn provinces and Chong Zuo City of Guangxi.
After the New Year meeting 2018, Vietnamese and Chinese localities have held many meetings of senior leaders through all channels, while exchanging information and sending greetings messages to each other on important events.
The exchange and co-operation activities among the localities have helped boost their partnership in tourism, transport connection, development of border gate pairs and markets, customs clearance, cross-border labour management, construction of border economic regions, trade-investment, and the combat against smuggling. — VNS