Members of Lạng Sơn Province's People's Committee inspect a border area in Tam Gia Commune in Lộc Bình District on the border with China. — VNA/VNS Photo Thái Thuần
LẠNG SƠN — The People’s Committee in the northern mountainous province of Lạng Sơn met on Friday to review border demarcation and marker planting over the past decade and the implementation of three legal documents on the Việt Nam-China mainland border.
Lạng Sơn Province has a border of 231.7km covering 21 communes with China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Since 2010, local border guards, militia and public security forces have conducted over 10,300 patrols.
Lạng Sơn and Chinese border guards have also held 17 joint patrols.
The province has strengthened people-to-people diplomacy in border areas, implemented legal documents on the Việt Nam-China mainland border, and promptly discovered and dealt with violations, thus firmly safeguarding Việt Nam’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Speaking at the event, Permanent Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Hoàng Văn Nghiêm asked party committees, administrations, departments and agencies at all levels, especially border districts and communes, to follow the Party Central Committee’s resolutions on national border protection and abide by three legal agreements on the Việt Nam-China mainland border, as well as the Law on National Borders.
They were required to effectively fight cross-border crime, facilitate import-export and immigration activities, and improve material and spiritual lives in order to eradicate poverty.
At the same time, the province will intensify its friendship with Guangxi and effectively tap existing bilateral co-operation mechanisms.
On the occasion, Nghiêm presented certificates of merit to 21 collectives and 17 individuals in recognition of their contributions to border demarcation and marker planting and the implementation of the three legal agreements. — VNS