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Deputy FM visits Myanmar seeking to tighten links

Update: May, 27/2016 - 11:33
Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Vũ Hồng Nam meets with Aung San Suu Kyi – State Advisor, Foreign Minister and Minister of the President’s Office during his visit to Myanmar. — Photo daidoanket.vn

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Vũ Hồng Nam yesterday completed a two-day working visit to Myanmar in an effort to strengthen co-operation between the countries, as well as between the two foreign ministries.

The visit was made amidst the National League for Democracy party coming to power recently, and forming a new Government in Myanmar on April 1.

During his stay in Myanmar, Nam held talks with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Kyaw Tin and had a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi – State Advisor, Foreign Minister and Minister of the President’s Office. He also had a working session with Minister of Hotels and Tourism Ohn Maung.

At the events, the Vietnamese and Myanmar officials affirmed that they will foster connections in security and defence, along with the 12 prioritised areas named in the countries’ joint statement in 2010.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Kyaw Tin spoke highly of Việt Nam’s rapid growth, saying that he wants Việt Nam to share experience in different spheres such as law amendments, investment and tourism attractions.

Meanwhile, Aung San Suu Kyi highly valued the sincere amity between the two countries, which was nurtured by late President Hồ Chí Minh and her father, General Aung San.

She expressed her interest in Việt Nam’s experience in developing export industries, including rubber production and export, and said she hopes the existing partnerships will be intensified in a results-oriented manner. —VNS

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