VN, Laos agree to complete border marker planting

16:59 | 12/02/2015

VGP – Viet Nam and Laos have agreed to complete the planting of more markers along their shared borderline and upgrading of existing border markers in 2015.

The agreement was reached at the teo countries’ 24th annual meeting held in Vientiane, Laos, from February 10-12.

The Vietnamese delegation was led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Head of the National Border Committee, Ho Xuan Son, while the Lao delegation was headed by Saleumxay Kommasith, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Head of Laos-Viet Nam Border Committee.

The two sides reviewed the implementation of the Viet  Nam-Laos Agreement on National Border Regulations and the project on planting and upgrading national border markers, and the governmental-level agreement on solving unplanned migration issues and unregistered marriages.

The agenda also included co-operation in economic-social development in border areas and other specific issues the two sides agreed on at the 23th annual meeting.

Both sides agreed that the stable situation and good social order in border areas over the past years have facilitated socio-economic development and ensured the national defence security of both countries.

The two sides pledged to step up coordination to combat trans-border crimes, especially drug crimes, to improve border management.

On plans and measures to better the border management, the two countries agreed to step up co-ordination to combat trans-border crimes, especially drug crimes.

                                                                                                                        By Vien Nhu