With the spirit of solidarity, special friendship, mutual understanding and respect, the two sides discussed political security and social order in the shared border area.

Over the past time, COVID-19 pandemic has directly affected the task performance in border protection of both sides. Meanwhile, illegal religious dissemination activities remain complicated; while all kinds of crimes including illegal transport of drugs, especially synthetic drugs are on the rise.

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These factors have impacted social security and order along the Vietnam-Laos borderline.

Over the past time, the Dien Bien provincial Border Guard Command and the Luang Prabang provincial Security Command actively deployed troops to grasp situations in key border areas. Therefore, the two sides have promptly coordinated in entry-exit management and control work at border gates.

In addition, the Dien Bien provincial Border Guard Command also provided free health checkups and medicines for 470 people in border areas in Phonthong district, Luang Prabang province (Laos), worth VND over 3.1 billion.

In the coming time, the two sides will educate local people to strictly implement the agreement on regulations on border management and border gates as well as signed agreements between the two sides.

Furthermore, they will grasp situations and share information related to political security and social order as well as crime prevention along the shared borderline; closely work together to receive and return citizens illegally crossing the border, contributing to building a borderline of peace, solidarity, and cooperation for mutual development.

Translated by Chung Anh