July 22, 2009
KON TUM — A joint committee of national assemblies from Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam will be established to foster development of their common border area.
An agreement to set up the joint committee was reached during a conference between the three nations that ended yesterday in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum.
Implementation of agreements on border demarcation among the three nations would be accelerated as one of the measures to enhance co-operative ties between the three countries’ assemblies.
The assemblies also agreed to encourage the exchange of delegations between each other and further co-operate in calling for foreign direct investment and official development assistance capital in building infrastructure facilities serving the common border area’s socio-economic development.
The conference of the three assemblies’ external affairs committees will be held annually and hosted in rotation. The second meeting will be organised in Cambodia in 2010.
Concluding the conference, chairman of the Viet Nam NA Committee for External Affairs Nguyen Van Son stressed that it was necessary to boost co-operation among the three committees, contributing to the development of traditional friendly ties and existing comprehensive co-operation among the three law-making agencies and people. — VNS