Vietnam and China agreed in Hanoi on Friday to further strengthen the cooperation in the economic corridor involving China's Yunnan province and four Vietnamese localities of Hanoi, Lao Cai, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh.
The agreement was made in the minutes signed by the involved parties at the wrapping up of the fifth conference on Vietnam-China economic corridor.
Under the minutes of the fifth conference, the Chinese Yunnan province and four localities of Vietnam reached a high consensus on drawing up a more effective and tighten cooperation mechanism in areas of trade and investment, transportation, tourism, education and training, culture, sports, health care, management of social order in the corridor, especially along the border areas, crime prevention, and human trafficking.
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Source: Xinhua, "Vietnam, China agree to further boost economic corridor", November 21, 2009, http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2009-11/21/content_9017551.htm