Thu. May 26th, 2022

The Vietnamese and Laos Prime Ministers have appreciated the completion
of the upgrade and increase of Vietnam-Laos field border markers,
considering it a vivid symbol of the traditional friendship, special
solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations.

During their July 8 meeting in Vinh city, the central province of Nghe
An on the threshold of a ceremony to mark the completion at Thanh
Thuy-Nam On Border Gate, PM Dung and his Lao counterpart Thongsin
Thammavong affirmed to continue instructing their competent agencies to
jointly complete the whole project by 2014.

PM Dung
congratulated the Lao Government and people on their stable political
security, the country’s fast developing economy with a growth rate of
8.2 percent and its broadened foreign relations and higher position in
the international arena.

He wished the Lao people will harvest greater achievements in their national construction and development.

For his part, PM Thammavong thanked the Vietnamese Party, State,
Government and people for their pure, great and effective support and
assistance for Laos .

The Lao Party, Government
and people pledge to, together with Vietnam , nurture the great
friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the
two countries, he affirmed.

The two leaders
affirmed to guide relevant agencies to work closely towards the
completion of the project to upgrade and increase the border markers by
2014.

During the meeting, the two PMs also exchanged views on bilateral ties and international issues of common concern.

The same day, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh granted an interview to
the press on the occasion of the completion of the upgrade and increase
of Vietnam-Laos border markers in the field.

He
said that thanks to the efforts of both countries, after five year of
implementing the project, Vietnam and Laos officially completed
the increase and upgrade of border markers along their border,
positioning 835 border markers in 793 locations and 20 benchmark
pillars.

The accomplishment of the work in the
field is a great victory of special significance, creating a premise for
the next stage of finalising legal documents so that the whole project
may be completed in 2014, he said.

Since now, the modern
and clear border marker system will create favourable conditions for the
border management and protection, trade and investment cooperation,
people-to-people exchange as well as cultural and tourism exchanges
between the two countries’ border areas, he noted.

It will contribute to consolidating political security, social order and
safety, border security and defence while boosting the friendship and
comprehensive cooperation between the two neighbours, he added.

According to FM Minh, the event will go into the history of both
countries as a fruit of the Vietnam-Laos special cooperation,
manifesting a high consensus, mutual trust and understanding between the
two Parties, States and peoples.

It is a vivid
symbol of the traditional friendship, special solidarity and
comprehensive cooperation between the two countries based on the
principle of respecting either side’s independence, sovereignty,
territorial integrity and legitimate interests, as well as equality and
common benefits for a border of peace, stability and cooperation for
mutual development and interests of the two peoples, he said.-VNA

By vivian