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08/12/2022 - 14:52

Building border of peace, friendship, cooperation and development

With the motto "Good neighborliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation, and long-term sustainability", over the past time, Long An province has well coordinated with Svay Rieng and Prey Veng provinces (Kingdom of Cambodia) in socio-economic development, border management and protection, contributing to tightening solidarity between the two nations.

Maintaining cooperation activities

Despite being affected by the epidemic, the cooperation agreement signed between Long An province and Svay Rieng and Prey Veng provinces (Kingdom of Cambodia) continues to be maintained. Many external activities are coordinated by all levels and branches, especially bordering localities, such as exchange of letters and congratulatory messages on holidays and Tet; coordinating against the Covid-19 epidemic; creating favorable conditions for people on both sides of the border to trade goods and agricultural products, to help each other in fighting epidemics on crops and livestock; to use water sources for agricultural production.

Long An provincial leaders wish Khmer traditional New Year in Svay Rieng province

In particular, on the occasion of the traditional New Year of the two countries, the two provinces have a congratulatory letter; Long An province also organize delegations to visit and congratulate the two provinces and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Cambodia in Ho Chi Minh City. The coordination and exchange of information to prevent illegal entry across the border and other types of crimes have been effectively deployed by the functional forces of the two sides. In general, the situation inside and outside the border is basically stable.

The demarcation and marking of landmarks are important to establish the border between the two countries. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, up to now, the two countries have identified and built 41 positions with 45 major border landmarks (there are still 13 positions with 15 landmarks); identified and built 72 locations with 110 sub-landmarks.

 Up to now, the two countries have identified and built 41 positions with 45 major border landmarks; 72 locations with 110 sub- landmarks

Border defense diplomacy and people-to-people diplomacy have always been concerned and maintained effectively. All levels and branches in the province organize many cultural and sports exchange activities; support the government, armed forces and people in the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic; build working offices. These activities are highly appreciated by the leaders and people of the two neighboring provinces, contributing to strengthening the friendship relationship between Vietnam and Cambodia and people on both sides of the border.

Joining hands to protect the border

Over the past time, border security has been maintained; the coordination between the forces of the two sides is quite good. The border guard forces on both sides of the border cooperate in bilateral patrols to control and protect the border line and border landmarks; propagate and mobilize people to abide by the State's policies and laws, border regulations, and participate in crime prevention, protecting territorial sovereignty and national border security, contributing to strengthening the friendly relationship between Long An province and the two provinces Svay Rieng, Prey Veng.

Armed forces of both sides patrol to protect border lines and landmarks

According to Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Tien - Head of Binh Hiep International Border Gate Border Guard Station, the station regularly coordinates border guards of neighboring countries and forces in the area to patrol and control border lines and landmarks, contributing to raising people's awareness and responsibilities in well observing border regulations, participating in coordinating border guards to maintain political security, social order and safety, firmly defending territorial sovereignty and border security.

Mr. Phan Van Bon (Binh Hiep commune, Kien Tuong town) shared: “In border areas, people immediately report to the border guards when there are unusual signs. We join hands to firmly protect national sovereignty and border security.”

“Previously, people did not know much about the border line as well as the importance of border protection, so they still violated border regulations. Thanks to the propaganda, they understand and strictly abide by the guidelines and lines of the Party, policies and laws of the State; join hands to protect sovereignty, security and order in the border area," said Mr. Huynh Van Dung (Hung Ha commune, Tan Hung district).

Government and armed forces in the border area of Long An province give gifts to Cambodia

Song Trang Border Guard Station manages and protects the 15.2km long border crossing through 3 communes: Hung Ha, Hung Dien, Hung Dien B, Tan Hung district. According to Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Hoi - Commander of the Song Trang Border Guard, officers and soldiers of the unit always unite and strive to successfully complete the task of protecting territorial sovereignty and border security.

In addition, the unit regularly advises the Party Committee and authorities; coordinates with branches and mass organizations to propagate and mobilize people to strictly abide by the guidelines and lines of the Party, policies and laws of the State, the National Border Law, border regulations; to well maintain the movement of all people to participate in protecting sovereignty and border security in the new situation, self-management of borders and landmarks, security and order in border villages and hamlets and to The sound of border gongs model./.

By Trung Kien - Translated by P.Ngan