PM Chinh made the request right after his phone talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on January 13 morning.

A truck carries goods through the international border gate No II Kim Thanh in Lao Cai

According to the PM, the working group, headed by a Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, will coordinate with the Chinese side to deal with the congestion of goods at border gates between the two nations, improve the efficiency of customs clearance and goods circulation, and maintain smooth bilateral trade, especially during the lunar New Year, while ensuring pandemic control in an effective, scientific and safe manner.

The PM's Office conveyed the direction to related ministries and the People's Committees of Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Lang Son and Quang Ninh provinces.

Source: VNA