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Party leader: Parliamentary ties important to VN-Myanmar relations

Update: August, 25/2017 - 10:11
Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng meets with Speaker of the Myanmar Parliament Mahn Win Khaing Than in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng

NAY PYI TAW — The enhancement of relations between the Vietnamese and Myanmar legislatures is one of the most important pillars in political ties between the two nations, said Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng. 

During a meeting with Speaker of the Myanmar Parliament Mahn Win Khaing Than in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday, the Party chief hailed the effective and practical co-operation between the Vietnamese and Myanmar parliaments, especially the maintenance of delegation exchanges and exchange activities of friendship parliamentarian groups. 

Việt Nam always wants to strengthen co-operative relations with Myanmar and supports the country’s national reconciliation, he said.

The Burmese Speaker voiced his hope that more and more Vietnamese businesses would invest in Myanmar’s market in the future. 

Trọng proposed the Myanmar parliament provide legal and policy support for Vietnamese enterprises to do business in the country.

The two leaders also shared viewpoints on building an ASEAN of solidarity, unity and strength, contributing to regional and global peace, stability, co-operation and development.

They supported the peaceful settlement of disputes in the East Sea (South China Sea) on the basis of international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS), while strictly implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and soon reaching a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC). — VNS

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