The 13th Conference of the Joint Working Committee between four Vietnamese border provinces and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (China)
Following the Spring Meeting in 2022, on February 25, 2022, the 13th Conference of the Joint Working Committee (JWC) between the provinces of Cao Bang, Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Ha Giang (Vietnam) and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (China) was held online.
The delegation of Lang Son province attended the Conference. Photo: Vu Nhu Phong
Attending the Conference were the Vice Chairmen of the Provincial People's Committee and the Vice Chairman of the People's Government of the Autonomous Region who were the Chairmen of the JWC of the parties; Mr.Do Nam Trung, Consul General of Vietnam in Nanning, Guangxi, China; members of the JWCs of the provinces and region.
In Lang Son province, attending the Conference were Mrs. Doan Thu Ha, Vice Chairwoman of the Provincial People's Committee, Chairwoman of the JWC of Lang Son province; members of the JWC and the leaders of relevant departments, commissions, sectors, districts and Lang Son city.
In 2021, despite the complicated and unpredictable development of the Covid-19 pandemic, the delegation exchange activities at all levels and talks in person are limited. However, promoting the spirit of friendship and solidarity, through flexible forms of exchange, adapting to the actual situation, the parties have continued to coordinate and effectively implement the coordination mechanism and exchange information on cross-border disease prevention and control, maintaining pandemic prevention and control results, creating a foundation for implementing cooperation contents with positive results in many fields.
Mrs Doan Thu Ha, Vice Chairwoman of the Provincial People's Committee spoke at the Conference. Photo: Vu Nhu Phong
Addressing the Conference, Mrs. Doan Thu Ha, Vice Chairwoman of the Provincial People's Committee affirmed that the friendly relationship between the two Parties, the two States of Vietnam and China has become a comprehensive strategic partnership in all fields; which is also a condition and a premise for the Northern border provinces of Vietnam in general and Lang Son province to continue to cooperate with the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. She also proposed a number of key cooperation contents such as continuing to improve the effectiveness of exchange programs and mechanisms; strengthening medical cooperation, promoting the mechanism of information and prevention of Covid-19 pandemic in the border area, ensuring trade facilitation between the two countries; infrastructure and upgrading, opening border gates, importing and exporting goods; agricultural product import and export cooperation; promoting cooperation in tourism development; strengthening the application of information technology and digital transformation in import and export activities etc.
The contents and directions agreed at the 13th Conference of the JWC will be the basis for departments, commissions, sectors and localities to promote comprehensive cooperation between the two sides, further promoting the potentials and advantages of each side, contributing to building a borderline of peace, stability, friendship, cooperation and development between Vietnam and China.