President Trần Đại Quang (R) receives Myanmar Minister of Home Affairs Kyaw Swe in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang pledged that Việt Nam will encourage its business community to invest in Myanmar, especially in agriculture, fish farming, mining and tourism.
At a meeting with visiting Myanmar Minister of Home Affairs Kyaw Swe in Hà Nội yesterday, the President said that Việt Nam and Myanmar have untapped potential for cooperation.
The bilateral partnership has made progress, especially in 12 prioritised areas of agriculture, industrial tree plantation, aquaculture, financial-banking, aviation, telecommunication, oil and gas, and investment, he noted.
He also lauded Myanmar for its close coordination at regional and international forums as well as within the framework of ASEAN, the Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV) cooperation, the UN, and the Mekong River Commission.
The Vietnamese State leader suggested that the two sides continue working closely to promote the sound partnership and expand bilateral friendship for the interest of both peoples as well as the successful building of the ASEAN Community of peace, stability, cooperation and development.
He also spoke highly of the outcomes of the talks between Kyaw Swe and Minister of Public Security Tô Lâm, especially their agreement on specific measures to further boost the bilateral affiliation in law enforcement and security.
He affirmed Việt Nam’s constant policy of paying attention to the development of traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Myanmar.
For his part, Minister Kyaw Swe shared his strong impression during his first visit to Việt Nam, expressing his admiration of the country’s national construction and development achievements.
He stated that Việt Nam is a development model for many countries in the region and the world, including Myanmar.
He highlighted the determination to enhance ties between Myanmar’s Ministry of Home Affairs and Việt Nam’s Ministry of Public Security, thus contributing to the expansion of cooperation between the two countries.
Kyaw Swe vowed that Myanmar will create optimal conditions for Vietnamese investors and do its utmost to protect their legitimate rights.
Stronger security ties
Việt Nam’s Minister of Public Security Tô Lâm and Minister Kyaw Swe have agreed to strengthen the exchange of law enforcement experience and information of crimes to better prevent and combat trans-national and emerging crimes.
The ministries will coordinate closely in ensuring security for investment and trade activities as well as for workers, students and tourists of the two countries.
Minister To Lâm noted that the two Governments signed an agreement on anti-crime in 2004, laying the foundation for the two ministries to expand their partnership in the field.
Amidst complicated regional and world situations, the two sides should forge stronger affiliation and more effective mutual support, while continuing building and completing the legal framework for their cooperation in crime prevention and fight, said Lâm.
He also suggested that the two sides strengthen consultations and coordination at multilateral forums such as Interpol and ASEANPOL, thus effectively contributing to the building of an ASEAN Community of peace, stability, cooperation and development.
Meanwhile, Minister Kyaw Swe highly valued the strong political trust and sound cooperation between the two countries as well as the close coordination between the two ministries at the world arena for the safeguarding of interests and security in each country.
He expressed his hope that in the future, the ministries will further promote the outcomes of their partnership and continuously boost their ties so to firmly protect national security and social order and safety in both Vietnam and Myanmar.
During the talks, the two ministers also signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the two ministries.—VNS