Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia border friendship exchange held
Updated : Sunday, November 04, 2018 10:32 AM (GMT+0700)

Thefirst Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia border friendship exchange 2018 opened in theCentral Highlands province of Kon Tum on November 2. 

At the border marker salute ceremony - Source: VNA

The event aimed to fostersolidarity and cooperation among the three countries as well as the Laoprovinces of Sekong and Attapeu, the Cambodian province of Rattanakiri andVietnam’s Kon Tum province. 

Leaders from Kon Tum provinceand the Vietnam Border Guard held dialogues with senior officials from Sekongand Attapeu provinces, the Sekong provincial Military High Command, and publicsecurity forces from Attapeu and Ratanakiri provinces. 

They pledged to stand side byside in protecting the peaceful shared border and promoting the traditionfriendship among the three countries. 

Films about friendship amongthree Indochinese countries were also screened on the occasion. 

At present, three KonTum-based firms have been licensed to carry out four projects with a totalregistered capital of more than 1 trillion VND (43.47 million USD) in Cambodia.Two other local enterprises are operating in Laos with combined registeredcapital of about 747 billion VND, mostly in agriculture, industry andforestry. 

Over the past five years, KonTum has assisted Sekong, Attapeu and Ratanakiri in building schools, hospitalsand welfare facilities worth over 16 billion VND. 

With the support ofneighbouring countries, Kon Tum’s K53 Group found and repatriated 1,259 sets ofremains of soldiers, including 872 in Laos and the remaining in Cambodia. 

On November 3 morning, aborder marker salute ceremony and a joint patrol among the three countries wereheld at the Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia border intersection, as part of theborder friendship exchange.


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