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Myanmar State Counsellor concludes Vietnam visit

Last update: 09:00 | 21/04/2018

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on April 20 wrapped up a two-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.


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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi 


During her visit, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi held talks with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc; paid a courtesy visit to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong; and met with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. On this occasion, the two nations issued a joint statement.

Through the meetings, the two sides agreed to enhance political and diplomatic cooperation by increasing visits and meetings at all levels through Party, government, parliament and people-to-people channels. 

The two sides consented to accelerate the organisation of the 9th session of the Vietnam-Myanmar Joint Commission and early approve the Action Plan to implement the Vietnam – Myanmar comprehensive partnership for 2018 – 2023.

The two sides agreed to boost bilateral trade-investment ties based on mutual benefits towards achieving 1 billion USD or higher in two-way trade.

Apart from efforts to effectively implement bilateral agreements, they agreed to expand cooperation to other spheres such as training, military healthcare, search and rescue activities, and sport exchange. 

The two sides concurred to hold a defence policy dialogue at the deputy minister level in 2018, and speed up negotiations to soon sign a crime prevention agreement and other agreements on extradition and transfer of sentenced persons. 

Vietnam and Myanmar want to further promote key cooperative areas like finance, telecommunications, energy, agro-forestry-fishery, and people-to-people exchange. The two sides welcomed the enhancement of cooperation in transport, tourism, justice, education, and culture, and agreed to sign agreements in a bid to create legal frameworks for cooperation in specific spheres.

The two sides agreed to foster collaboration at regional and international forums, and promised to successfully building the ASEAN Community, which plays a central role in the regional security architecture, and to sustainably and effectively using Mekong River’s water resources.

Vietnam and Myanmar pledged to support the full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and the early completion of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

On the occasion, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of post, telecommunications and information technology, and another on information cooperation.-VNA

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