|Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng visited the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, on August 26. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng|Viet Nam News
YANGON — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng welcomed the establishment of the Myanmar – Việt Nam Friendship Association in July this year and asked the association to assist with the implementation of bilateral agreements.
He made the comment while receiving chairman of the association U Tint Swai in Yangon on Saturday (August 26), as part of his State visit to Myanmar.
Underscoring the valuable traditional ties between the two countries, the Party chief said Việt Nam appreciates Myanmar’s support during the past struggle for national independence.
He noted his visit aims to elevate bilateral relations to new heights, adding that the two sides have issued a joint statement on establishing a comprehensive cooperative partnership to reinforce co-operation in politics, trade, security-defence, and people-to-people exchanges, as well as at regional and international forums.
Trọng said he hopes the two countries’ friendship associations will share experiences and hold people-to-people exchanges to boost mutual understanding and amity between the two nations.
For his part, U Tint Swai expressed his delight at the growing Việt Nam – Myanmar relationship.
He said his association needs to learn from Vietnamese partners via experience exchanges on international co-operation.
He said his organisation plans to admit Vietnamese investors in Myanmar as members and to work with its Vietnamese counterpart to intensify bilateral friendship activities.
The chairman pledged to do his best to increase engagement between the two governments and their people.
Earlier the same day, Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng visited the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar. — VNS