Vietnam treasures friendship, cooperation with Myanmar

VOV.VN -Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy of expanding friendship and all-around cooperation with Myanmar at a reception for Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Ky in Hanoi on April 20.

At the reception, Trong welcomed the official visit to Vietnam by the Myanmar State Counsellor and hailed the development of the relationship between the two countries in recent times and believed that this trip will represent a significant landmark in further reinforcing friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two nations.

He suggested that both sides augment cooperation in trade, investment, and cultural exchanges for peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region and the wider world.

Aung San Suu Kyi, for her part, showed  her delight at the first-ever official visit to Vietnam where she witnessed the country’s great socio-economic development under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

She informed the Party chief of the outcomes of earlier talks with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in which the two sides expressed their determination to continue stepping up cooperation, especially in trade and economics and effective collaboration at regional and international forums, firstly in the framework of ASEAN. She emphasized that the two countries share many similarities, adding that her nation will work closely with Vietnam in maintaining peace, stability and cooperation in the region as well as building a strong and united ASEAN Community.

She said Myanmar wishes to promote the comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam through the Party, Government, State, National Assembly channels and people-to-people exchange in the time to come, particularly all-level exchange visits among youth organizations to share experience in management and leadership.

Receiving the Myanmar State Counsellor the same day, National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan spoke of her appreciation for the fine traditional relationship between Vietnam and Myanmar, especially the elevation of bilateral ties to Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership during Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Myanmar in 2017.

She affirmed Vietnam’s unwavering policy of boosting cooperation with Myanmar for the interest of both countries and expected Myanmar to facilitate Vietnamese businesses’ long-term operation in the country, particularly in banking, petroleum, and telecommunications.

Over the past years, the two sides have well implemented the agreement signed by the two legislatures in July 2013, maintained the regular exchange visits of NA leaders and relevant agencies, thus helping to deepen the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

The Vietnamese top legislator said she hopes that both sides will continue maintaining exchange visits by NA leaders and Parliamentary Friendship Groups in the bilateral framework as well as at multilateral forums such as the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

For her part, the Myanmar leader appreciated Vietnam's reforms in its  law making process aiming to create an open, favorable and transparent business and investment environment for the business community and people.

Suu Kyi  voiced her support for cooperation between the two legislatures as they are top agencies in reform and representing the people in national development. Both law-making bodies will organize further exchanges of experience between female deputies in the future.