via Khmer NZ
Officials from the Mekong Delta province of An Giang and the Cambodian provinces of Ta Keo and Kandal met in Chau Doc town on July 19 to review the results of co-operation in the first half of 2010 and discuss ways to strengthen ties in the second half of the year.
Both sides noted with pleasure the positive results achieved in a wide range of fields, including border security, the economy, commerce, agriculture, culture, tourism, health care, transport, border demarcation and marker planting, and in the search and repatriation of the remains of volunteer Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives in Cambodia.
Concerned agencies from the three provinces have regularly maintained the exchange of information, conducted joint patrols to protect the shared border, and worked to prevent and combat crime.
The officials discussed measures to further boost cooperation in the remaining months of 2010, focusing on maintaining social order and security along the common border, completing the construction of the remaining border markers and fostering economic development at border gates.
An Giang and Ta Keo provinces agreed to ask the two governments for the application of “one-door” procedures for goods, people and vehicles at the Tinh Bien-Phnom Den international border gate. They also agreed to open the Vinh Gia-Ta O auxiliary border gate and will consider the possibility of opening the Vinh Nguon auxiliary border gate to strengthen border economic development and facilitate two-way trade.