Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh stated that bordering Guangxi province plays a very important role in cementing and developing the friendship and cooperation between China and Vietnam.
Officials from Vietnam’s central Thua Thien–Hue province of and Sekong province of Laos held an annual meeting on the border work in Hue city on July 26 and signed the minutes on border management.
The central province of Quang Tri and two bordering Lao provinces - Savanakhet and Salavan - have signed an agreement on cooperation in border affairs and border marker planting for 2017-2018.
Leaders from the four northern border provinces of Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Cao Bang and Ha Giang and China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region had a New Year meeting on February 10.
Vietnamese and Lao border officials agreed to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in border management during their 26th annual meeting in Vientiane on January 5.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has urged China’s Yunnan province to cooperate closely with Vietnam in implementing three documents on managing Vietnam-China land border.
The EU and ASEAN on October 20 launched a three-year programme to enhance border management and security across the ASEAN region.
The People’s Committee of the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien met with authorities from Laos’ Phongsaly province on August 18 to discuss the opening of the Na Bung – Lao Phu Chai auxiliary border gate connecting the two localities.
Vietnam and Cambodia agreed on directions for stepping up cooperation in border control at a high-ranking meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia on July 14.
Vietnam and Laos formalised measures to improve border management this year though the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Vientiane.
The 23rd annual meeting between border guard delegations from Vietnam and Laos took place in Hanoi from January 8-10.
PM Nguyen Tan Dung and his Lao counterpart Thongsin Thammavong have said they will instruct their agencies to complete a joint border marker project in 2014 as scheduled.