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Myanmar President pledges to deepen ties with Việt Nam

Update: October, 27/2016 - 08:00
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (right) recieves visiting Myanmar President Htin Kyaw in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Myanmar President Htin Kyaw has pledged to deepen bilateral ties with Việt Nam and promote all-level visits and meetings during his meeting with Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng in Hà Nội yesterday.

The President, who is in Việt Nam for a State-level visit, expressed his joy to visit the country for the first time and extolled the remarkable achievements Việt Nam has attained over the past 30 years of renovation, under the sound leadership of the Communist Party of Việt Nam.

He updated the host on the outcomes of his talks with President Trần Đại Quang and the meeting with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, while affirming that he will work to develop the time-honoured friendship between the two countries.

President Htin Kyaw also promised to expand trade-investment ties between Myanmar and Việt Nam on the basis of mutual benefits, create the best possible conditions for business operations, enhance people-to-people exchange and coordinate closely with Việt Nam in the ASEAN and at regional and international forums such as CLMV, ACMECS and the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).

Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng described the Myanmar President’s State visit to Việt Nam as a significant contribution to opening up a new stage in the bilateral ties between the two nations, especially at a time when both countries have a new leadership.

He affirmed Việt Nam’s consistent policy of attaching importance to fostering and expanding friendship and multilateral cooperation with Myanmar.

The Party leader highlighted the similarities in the two nations’ history of struggling for national liberation as well as in their economic reform policies, saying that they serve as an important foundation for the two countries to further their friendship and co-operation.

He expressed his wish that the two countries will maintain and make the best use of existing bilateral cooperation mechanisms, while boosting economic – trade and investment partnership, people-to-people exchanges and cooperation at local levels for mutual development. — VNS


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