The exchange, to be co-hosted by the Vietnam Border Guard and Quang Tri province on July 29 and 30 in Lao Bao town, will include a number of activities and events, such as a conference to review the 15 years of establishment of twin relations between Vietnamese and Lao hamlets along the Vietnam-Laos border, a border marker salute and joint border patrol, tree planting, and discussion on border protection coordination.

Major General Nguyen Hoai Phuong inspecting preparations for the upcoming 2019 Vietnam-Laos border friendship exchange

Before the exchange, the organization panel held other social activities for people living on both sides of the shared borderline, such as providing free health check-ups and medicines to border people, presenting cattle to needy households, and holding cultural and sports events between armed forces and people of Vietnam and Laos.

The relevant units have so far completed all preparations for the exchange.

After the comprehensive inspection, General Phuong highly valued the efforts of functional forces in preparing the program, while asking them to continue completing plans to assure a successful Vietnam-Laos border exchange.

Translated by Song Anh