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President pays working visit to northern border province of Lang Son

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has lauded the northern province of Lang Son for its efforts in maintaining a borderline of peace and friendship with China, thus well serving socio-economic development.

Lang Son that borders China’s Guangxi province has worked to maintain its relations with localities of Guangxi, the President told provincial leaders at a meeting on November 3.

Highlighting the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Vietnam and China, President Phuc said building a shared borderline of peace, stability and development is of extreme importance.

He asked Lang Son’s competent departments and agencies to carry forward the sense of responsibility in establishing, preserving and promoting the friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation with Guangxi province and competent forces of China.

The President suggested boosting exchanges between agencies of the two sides, and coordination in facilitating the circulation of goods and travelling of people at border gates.

He also commended Lang Son’s performance in ensuring national defence and security, COVID-19 prevention and control, and economic development.

President Phuc said the reopening needs to go in tandem with COVID-19 prevention and control, urging Lang Son to roll out a mechanism to connect border localities, thus enhancing trade and economic cooperation and creating breakthroughs for the province in the future.

It was reported at the meeting that Lang Son is expected to post an economic growth rate of 6.3 percent this year, lower than the set target of 7-7.5 percent. Total export-import value of goods through the province in the first 10 months went up 110 percent to 24.5 billion USD.

Its budget collection is set to surpass the 10 trillion VND benchmark (439.54 million USD) for the first time this year, up 172 percent.

President Phuc was in Lang Son to attend a meeting marking the 190th founding anniversary of the province, where he also visited officers and soldiers at Huu Nghi International Border Gate./.