Vietnam, Myanmar agree to boost wide-ranging ties

(VOVworld) - Vietnam and Myanmar have agreed to strengthen cooperation across sectors following talks between Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and Myanmar’s Vice President, Henry Van Thio, in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday.
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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (fourth from left) attends “Four Countries – One Destination" forum (Source: VGP)
Mr. Dam was in Yangon to attend a two-day forum on “Four Countries  One Destination” at the invitation of Van Thio. Deputy PM Dam said that Vietnam has respected and appreciated the relationship and traditional friendship with Myanmar over 40 years and will strive to further develop bilateral relations.

He asked Myanmar to continue to create favorable conditions and support Vietnamese enterprises, especially in the areas of banking, aviation, telecommunications, mining, tourism, and agriculture. He expressed willingness to share experience with Myanmar in the fields of Vietnam’s strengths, such as growing and processing rubber, coffee, and pepper for exports. The Myanmar Vice President expressed confidence that the friendly relations between Vietnam and Myanmar will grow rapidly.

At their meeting, the two agreed to boost cooperation in politics, security and defense, trade and investment, agriculture, transport, tourism, banking, and telecommunications. They stressed the promotion of high-level visits and exchanges at all levels. The two sides also exchanged opinions on issues of regional and international interest; agreed to continue close cooperation in the framework of ASEAN, promote ASEAN solidarity, maintain ASEAN’s central role in ensuring peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region.

On this occasion, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and Myanmar’s Vice President Henry Van Thio attended the opening ceremonies for a branch of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam and the Melia-Hoang Anh Gia Lai hotel in Yangon.