VFFCC’s President Tran Thanh Man and Chief of the Border Guard Command Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien presided at the conference.
For years, the two units have deepened their cooperation at all levels with practical results.
Accordingly, their joint information dissemination and task performance have made important contributions to positive changes in concept, responsibility and activities of ethnic minority groups living in border areas on the implementation of the “All people border day”.
They have also mobilized integrated strengths at all levels, sectors and forces to help build and defend the borderline, seas and islands as well as carry out the campaign “All people unite to build cultural lifestyles in residential areas” and “Day for the poor”.
Furthermore, border guard units have actively teamed up with Vietnam Fatherland Front at grassroots levels to effectively implement the campaign “All people join hands in safeguarding territorial sovereignty and ensuring order and safety in border areas”.
As a result, so far, 38,000 households in 44 coastal and border communities and provinces have participated in borderline and land markers self-governing groups.
With the close coordination between the two units, local people have benefited from their social welfare and poverty reduction and hunger elimination policies. Specifically, some 7,000 great unity houses, worth nearly VND 300 billion in total and about 300 people’s welfare establishments, of total value over VND 40 billion, have been built and nearly 25,000 cattle have been presented to poor ethnic minority groups in border areas.
At the conference, the two sides agreed to bolster their cooperation, especially in building strong Party organizations, authorities, Fatherland Front, people’s organizations in border areas and strong border guard units.
They will, furthermore, jointly promote the “all people’s great unity bloc” and expand cultural exchanges among ethnic minority groups in border areas.
Information dissemination, increased political awareness and high sense of responsibility of people from all walks of life and armed forces’ staff on building and safeguarding territorial sovereignty and national border security will receive due attention to by the two units as well.
Translated by Mai Huong