Vietnam’s southern province of Kien Giang and
Cambodia’s Kep province have agreed to boost cooperation in 2019 and the
following years, striving to implement well agreements and treaties signed
by the two countries’ States, Governments, ministries and departments.
Leaders of Kien Giang province and Kep province of
Cambodia at the conference (Photo: VNA)
Kien Giang (VNA) – Vietnam’s southern province of
Kien Giang and Cambodia’s
Kep province have agreed to boost cooperation in 2019 and the following
years, striving to implement well agreements and treaties signed by the two
countries’ States, Governments, ministries and departments.
At a recent conference to review the bilateral
cooperation, the two localities pledged to strengthen coordination to
protect security and order at sea, while raising public awareness of abiding
by regulations in border
and marine areas.
The two sides discussed measures to address
incidents based on the bilateral solidarity, friendship and mutual respect,
as well as jointly work to keep security and order, prevent crimes on the
sea border lines and subversive activities of hostile forces.
They will also collaborate in the search and
repatriation of remains of Vietnamese fallen soldiers and experts in the
wartime in Cambodia.
The two provinces agreed to step up all-around
cooperation in trade, economy, tourism, culture, sports, health care and
Trade between Kien Giang and Cambodian bordering
localities, including Kep, reached over 257 million USD in 2017-2018.
Kien Giang has stepped up tourism connection with Cambodia’s
southwestern coastal provinces, while Kep province has opened tours for
holidaymakers to visit the Mekong Delta province of Vietnam.
In 2017-2018, more than 7,600 Cambodian tourists
visited Kien Giang via Ha Tien-Preak Chak and Giang Thanh-Ton Hon border
gates. Meanwhile, 107,500 Vietnamese visited Cambodia via the two gates.
The health sector of Kien Giang provided medical
check-ups and treatment for over 100 patients in Kep as well as offered free
medicines and relief for 400 poor people in the Cambodian province./.