Deputy PM: Vietnam supports Myanmar in national development

Monday, 2019-06-17 21:28:43
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Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue (L) and Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (Photo: VGP)
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NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has affirmed that Vietnam supports Myanmar in its national reconciliation and development with increasingly improving stature in the region and the world.

During a courtesy visit to Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw on June 17, Hue mentioned suggestions by Vietnamese firms operating in Myanmar regarding mining, stone product processing, petrol trade and distribution, telecom infrastructure, industrial tree planting and aquaculture.

Aung San Suu Kyi stressed that the Myanmar government always gives priority to Vietnamese firms in line with the law as well as bilateral comprehensive cooperative partnership.

She expressed her support for the strengthening of bilateral ties via the Party, government, State, NA channels, and expansion of people-to-people exchange.

The host suggested promptly completing the Action Programme to realise the Vietnam – Myanmar comprehensive cooperative partnership for the 2019 – 2024 period, as well as holding activities celebrating the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (May 28, 1975-2020).

Congratulating Vietnam on winning a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council for the 2020 – 2021 tenure, she wished that both sides would further reinforce bilateral ties across finance, energy, agro-forestry-fisheries, telecoms, transportation, tourism, justice, education and culture while stepping up negotiations and signing of cooperation agreements to lay legal framework for joint work in specific areas.

Host and guest expressed their satisfaction about the development of bilateral ties over the past four decades. Vietnam is now Myanmar’s ninth largest trade partner and seventh largest investor. The number of Vietnamese tourist arrivals to Myanmar has surged in recent years thanks to direct flight service, reaching about 35,000 last year.

They acknowledged that there remain strengths that have yet to be fully tapped.