Bilateral patrol activities between the two units were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been resumed since November this year. Lao Cai is the first locality on the Vietnam - China land border to resume joint patrols after the Chinese People's Liberation Army since COVID-19 control measures were eased.

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In the fourth quarter of 2023, the border guard forces of the two sides have conducted three joint patrols on November 10 and 18 and December 7. In each patrol, each side sent three patrol teams with 30 officers and soldiers.

During the patrols, troops carried out information dissemination and education for 150 people in border areas. The two sides evaluated that people along the shared borderline have strictly observed legal documents on managing Vietnam – China land border, signed by the two governments.

Through bilateral patrols, the two border guard forces have discovered and handled circumstances in a timely manner. 

In the coming time, the two sides will maintain bilateral patrols, strengthen friendship exchange, foster dissemination to enhance people’s legal awareness, handle circumstances in a timely manner, and together protect border markers and border signs, thus building a borderline of friendship and stability. 

Concluding the event, the two sides signed the minutes of the bilateral patrol in 2023. Bilateral patrols in the first quarter of 2024 will be chaired by the Chinese side. 

Translated by Tran Hoai