18:45 | 29/05/2015 Cooperation
Myanmar attaches importance to the cooperative relations with Viet Nam, asserted Myanmar’s President Thein Sein at his reception with Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh on May 28.
The statement is meaningful as the two sides are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
President Thein Sein expected that Deputy PM Minh’s visit will upgrade the bilateral relations to a higher level.
He proposed the eighth meeting of the Joint Committee will focus on reviewing cooperative areas, including 12 prioritized fields listed in the Joint Declaration on Viet Nam-Myanmar cooperation, confirming that Myanmar will do its utmost to boost cooperation with Viet Nam in these areas.
He suggested the two sides enhance the bilateral trade value to US$500 million within this year.
He encouraged the Vietnamese enterprises to invest in tourism and the hospitability industry Myanmar and share experience in training to meet with the demand for high-quality human resources in Myanmar.
Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh congratulated Myanmar on its socio-economic development and maintenance of political stability as well as its role as the Chair of ASEAN in 2014.
The Deputy PM expected that the two nations will enhance delegation exchanges, continue the political dialogues between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs and security dialogues between the two Ministries of Public Security and establish the dialogue mechanism in field of national defense.
He announced that PM Nguyen Tan Dung will join the Summit of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV) and the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy in Myanmar in late June.
He proposed Myanmar support Vietnamese businesses to invest in Myanmar in such areas as finance, banking, telecommunications and rubber planting.
Earlier, Deputy PM Minh met with Myanmar’s FM U Wunna Maung Lwin to discuss the bilateral cooperation and issues of regional concerns, including the East Sea issue.