Vietnam, Laos review one-stop-shop inspection model at border gate

13:01 30/12/2021

Vietnam and Laos held an online meeting to review the pilot implementation of the one-stop-shop inspection model at the Lao Bao (Quang Tri) – Densavan (Savannakhet) border gate pair on December 29.

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith co-chaired the meeting. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith co-chaired the meeting. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith co-chaired the meeting.

The two sides issued a five-point joint communiqué, saying the pilot implementation of the model demonstrates the political resolve of the two Parties and Governments to facilitate trade and travelling of people and businesses of the two countries and other regional nations, contributing to boosting socio-economic development.

The joint communiqué stated that the Lao Bao – Densavan international border gate pair remains the first among seven mentioned in the Greater Mekong Subregion Cross-Border Transport Facilitation Agreement (GMS-CBTA) to implement the “one-stop-shop” inspection model, which not only holds significance to the fulfillment of obligations committed by relevant countries in the agreement but also brings in helpful experience in the application of the model in other border gate pairs.

Both sides expressed their determination to work closely together to map out appropriate solutions for the model future as well as dealing with existing difficulties.

VNA