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Second political consultation with Sri Lanka held

Update: May, 06/2013 - 10:08

HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Phuong Nga held the second political consultation with Kurunatilaka Amunugama, Secretary of Sri Lanka's Ministry of External Affairs, on Saturday.

During the event, the two sides exchanged views on a series of international and regional issues of common concern while discussing measures to boost bilateral relations in politics, economics, trade, investment, agriculture, justice, culture and education.

They agreed to speed up the implementation of signed cooperation agreements and continue creating favourable conditions for the two countries' enterprises to promote trade and investment.

The two sides also agreed to continue close cooperation at international and regional forums such as the United Nations, Colombo Plan and the Asia Co-operation Dialogue Forum (ACD).

At a meeting on the same day between the Viet Nam Union of Frendship Organisations (VUFO) and a delegation from the Sri Lanka's Ministry of Culture and the Arts and the Sri Lanka-Viet Nam Solidarity Association (SVSA), VUFO General Secretary Nguyen Thi Hoang Van said that VUFO would accelerate the establishment of a Viet Nam-Sri Lanka Friendship Association in order to develop solidarity and friendship between the two peoples.

She added that her union also planned to carry out a number of information exchange activities to strengthen understanding and close attachment between the nations. — VNS


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