Viet Nam-China Land Border Joint Committee meets in Ha Noi
Both sides discussed orientations to implement border management work in the coming time and agreed to early finalize necessary procedures for the official opening of the second border gate of the Lao Cai-Ha Khau international border gate and upgrade and open new border gates.
They agreed to set up a communication mechanism on border gates and speed up the negotiations for an agreement on free movements of vessels in the Bac Luan River mouth and another agreement on cooperation in tapping tourism potential at the Ban Gioc Waterfall area.
The two sides also reached consensus on maintaining and protecting security and social order in the shared border areas, combat illegal immigration, human and drug trafficking and cross-border crime, and raise the awareness of people living along the border of the need to respect the borderlines.
The session took place in an atmosphere of friendship and frankness, contributing to developing the Viet Nam-China land border into a borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation and development.
The next session is scheduled for Q4, 2012 in Beijing, China./.
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