PM receives Myanmar minister of int’l cooperation
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception in Hanoi on March 12 for Myanmar's Minister of International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin, who is in Vietnam for the ninth meeting of the two countries' Joint Committee for Bilateral Cooperation. Welcoming the visiting official, PM Phuc said the success of the ninth meeting will be an important contribution to the results-oriented development of the countries' comprehensive cooperative partnership.
Minister U Kyaw Tin highlighted the thriving bilateral relationship, which was set up in 1975 and has been unceasingly enhanced through mutual high-ranking visits.
Economic, trade, and investment ties are also flourishing and have much room to expand, he said, noting that the countries' leaders set the bilateral trade target at 1 billion USD in 2020.
At the meeting, PM Phuc asked both sides to bolster partnerships in economy, trade, and investment because there remains much potential and many cooperation opportunities.
He affirmed Vietnam's continued support for Myanmar at multilateral forums and called for further coordination, especially as Vietnam holds the ASEAN Chair in 2020 and is running for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council for 2020-2021.