26/04/2015 10:51 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam’s northern localities promote ties with China’s Guangxi

Ha Giang, April 25 (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh called on border localities of Vietnam and China to continually implement reached agreements on border trade and boost tourism cooperation.

He made that statement during the seventh conference of the joint working committee between China’s China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Vietnam’s northern border provinces of Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, and Quang Ninh on April 25 in Ha Giang.

He also called on the localities to work closely together in simplifying customs clearance procedures at border gates, thus contributing to socio-economic development and improving local living conditions.

Minh expressed his hope that after the conference, the localities will further their cooperation and exchange activities to promote mutual understanding and friendship among their people.

The four Vietnamese localities share a nearly-700-km land border with the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Cooperation between the Vietnamese provinces and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has grown robustly across sectors, according to Zhang Xiao Qin, Head of the Chinese delegation to the conference.

The region will press ahead with cooperative programmes with the four Vietnamese localities for the shared borderline of peace, stability, cooperation and development, he added.

After the conference, several cooperation documents were signed, including the building of Hoanh Mo-Dong Zhong border gate and the development of an economic border zone, between Quang Ninh and Lang Son, respectively, with the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.