Lao Cai, Yunnan border guards holding joint patrol from the border marker number 99 to 104. Photo: bienphong.com.vn

On the same day, Lao Cai border guards and their Chinese counterparts also organized a meeting to exchange New Year wishes and discuss issues relating to border and border gate management of each side. They affirmed their high resolve to promote cooperation in ensuring border security and combating smuggling.

Vietnamese and Chinese border guards also met in the middle of Kim Thanh railway and road bridge number 2 and Ho Kieu bridge to send New Year greetings to each other. They agreed to coordinate closely to protect the shared border.

In recent years, Lao Cai’s border guards have enjoyed good relations with their Chinese counterparts through numerous exchange programs in culture, art and sports. They have worked closely in popularising law to locals along the shared border as well as preventing and combating cross-border crimes in a more effective manner.

Translated by Song Anh