Guangxi deepens cooperation on epidemic prevention with Vietnam (广西与越南边境四省建立运行跨境疫情防控沟通协调机制)

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Updated: 2020-04-26

In order to prevent imported novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases through land borders, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has established cross-border communication and coordination mechanisms on epidemic prevention and control with four Vietnam provinces, namely Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Cao Bang, and He Jiang.

Guangxi has initiated the mechanisms and conducted consultations with Quang Ninh and Lang Son through telephone and border meetings on April 22 and 23.

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A telephone meeting is held on April 22 as the start of the communication and coordination mechanism for cross-border epidemic prevention and control between Guangxi and four border provinces of Vietnam. [Photo by Lin Fan/gxnews.com.cn]

Guangxi has informed these two Vietnam provinces of the recent results of the anti-COVID-19 epidemic efforts, as well as proposed specific measures for restricting personnel exchanges, strengthening customs clearance, and maintaining normal customs clearance of goods.

Quang Ninh and Lang Son also notified Guangxi on Vietnam's domestic COVID-19 epidemic prevention situation, positively evaluating the important achievements and successful experiences of anti-COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control efforts in Guangxi. The two provinces both expressed that they will work together with Guangxi to strengthen joint prevention and control of border areas, as well as promote economic and social development in border areas.

The coordination mechanism for COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control is led by the foreign affairs departments of both countries, and consists of several bureaus, including public security, commerce, health, border defense forces, customs, border, and defense inspections.

In the future, regular actions on effectively implementing various anti-epidemic measures will be carried out to minimize the risk of cross-border spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, as well as consolidate the results of epidemic prevention and control.

为有效防范境外新冠肺炎疫情从我区陆地边境输入,我区分别与越南广宁、谅山、高平、河江边境四省建立了跨境疫情防控沟通协调机制。

4月22日、23日,我区先后同广宁省、谅山省启动该机制,以通电话和边境会晤的方式开展磋商。

我区向越方通报了近期广西疫情防控工作取得的成果,并就开展限制非必要人员往来、加强口岸通关便利化、保持货物正常通关等方面提出具体措施。

广宁省和谅山省通报了越南国内防疫情况,积极评价我区疫情防控取得的重要成果和成功经验,希望与广西携手努力,加强边境地区联防联控,推动边境地区经济社会发展。

该机制由双方外事部门牵头,公安、商务、卫生、边防部队,海关,边防检查等单位组成,今后将定期开展工作,切实落实“外防输入、内防反弹”各项防控措施,最大限度降低疫情跨境传播风险,巩固疫情防控成果。