Vietnam, Sri Lanka aim to bring trade to 1 billion USD

The Prime Ministers of Vietnam and Sri Lanka have agreed to strive to bring two-way trade to 1 billion USD during their meeting in Hanoi on Tuesday.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe said despite positive progress, bilateral cooperation across the fields has yet to match the two countries' potential. They reached a consensus that the second meeting of the joint trade sub-committee should be held as early as possible in Vietnam to seek ways to bolster trade.

The two government leaders also shared the view that the joint committee should hold the fourth meeting in 2019 and the two countries should sign an MoU on fishery cooperation for the next three years.

They agreed to facilitate the expansion of partnership in fields of potential for cooperation such as education-training, telecommunications, information and digital technology, oil and gas, aviation, maritime, processing of agricultural and aquatic products, cultural and art exchange, Buddhism, sports, and youth exchange.

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is in Vietnam to attend the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018, praised the accomplishments that Vietnam has made in socio-economic development in the past years and the country's increasing role in the region and the world, saying that Vietnam is a model of socio-economic development for other countries.

He expressed the wish to set up ties between the ruling party in Sri Lanka and the Communist Party of Vietnam, while affirming the intention to continue working closely with Vietnam at regional and international forums, especially the United Nations and the Non-aligned Movement.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed that the two countries should pay attention to aviation connection, which he said is the most effective way to develop trade and tourism.

He asked Sri Lanka to play an active role in ensuring security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea and advocating the adherence to international law and the settlement of disputes by peaceful means.

Source: VOV5

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Vietnam, Sri Lanka aim to bring trade to 1 billion USD

The Prime Ministers of Vietnam and Sri Lanka have agreed to strive to bring two-way trade to 1 billion USD during their meeting in Hanoi on Tuesday.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe said despite positive progress, bilateral cooperation across the fields has yet to match the two countries' potential. They reached a consensus that the second meeting of the joint trade sub-committee should be held as early as possible in Vietnam to seek ways to bolster trade.

The two government leaders also shared the view that the joint committee should hold the fourth meeting in 2019 and the two countries should sign an MoU on fishery cooperation for the next three years.

They agreed to facilitate the expansion of partnership in fields of potential for cooperation such as education-training, telecommunications, information and digital technology, oil and gas, aviation, maritime, processing of agricultural and aquatic products, cultural and art exchange, Buddhism, sports, and youth exchange.

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is in Vietnam to attend the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018, praised the accomplishments that Vietnam has made in socio-economic development in the past years and the country's increasing role in the region and the world, saying that Vietnam is a model of socio-economic development for other countries.

He expressed the wish to set up ties between the ruling party in Sri Lanka and the Communist Party of Vietnam, while affirming the intention to continue working closely with Vietnam at regional and international forums, especially the United Nations and the Non-aligned Movement.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed that the two countries should pay attention to aviation connection, which he said is the most effective way to develop trade and tourism.

He asked Sri Lanka to play an active role in ensuring security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea and advocating the adherence to international law and the settlement of disputes by peaceful means.

Source: VOV5

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