|General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng on April 24 received Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, during the latter’s official visit to Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng on April 24 received Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, who is paying an official visit to Việt Nam.
At the meeting, the Party leader applauded that the visit of the Speaker, saying it would consolidate and deepen the multifaceted cooperation between Việt Nam and Sri Lanka.
Việt Nam had always paid heed to and highly evaluated Sri Lanka’s important achievements in socio-economic development, he said.
General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng affirmed that Việt Nam always attached much importance to friendship relations with Sri Lanka’s political parties and supported the exchange of high-ranking delegations and enhancement of bilateral ties through all channels such as Party, Government and Parliament channels and people-to-people diplomacy.
Bilateral relations had seen important strides, the Party chief said, adding that the two nations needed to strengthen cooperation in key and potential sectors.
He also voiced his hope that Việt Nam and Sri Lanka would continue supporting each other in regional and international multilateral forums.
For his part, Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jayasuriya congratulated Việt Nam on its successes during the country’s process of reform and development.
While affirming Sri Lanka treasures relations with Vietnam, Jayasuriya noted that the room for cooperation remained considerably large, especially in tourism, aviation, and people-to-people and youth-to-youth exchanges, among others.
Vietnamese and Sri Lankan leaders should further promote the traditional friendship and cooperation, thereby benefitting people of both countries, he added. — VNS