Vietnam wishes to unceasingly develop ties with Myanmar: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue highlighted Vietnam's wish to unceasingly develop relations with Myanmar during talks with Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The leaders expressed their delight at the great strides in bilateral connections in all fields, from politics, security and defence to economy, trade, investment, energy and tourism.

They looked into ways to promote economic, trade and investment cooperation � an important pillar in the two countries' relations, including raising bilateral trade to 1 billion USD in the near future.

The two officials also scrutinised directions for strengthening cooperation in other spheres such as security, defence, energy, telecommunications, agriculture and transport. Regarding regional issues of shared concern, they underlined the importance of maintaining peace, stability and cooperation for common development and prosperity, along with coordinating with each other to address common challenges to regional security, including the East Sea issue.

The two sides promised to continue working closely with each other at regional and international forums, especially within the frameworks of the UN, ASEAN, the Non-Aligned Movement, along with sub-regional cooperation mechanisms like the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS), the Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV) cooperation, the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), and the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC).

Source: VOV5