Myanmar, Vietnam to forge bilateral ties

President U Thein Sein cordially greets Vice President Madam Nguyen Thi Doan of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. mna
President U Thein Sein cordially greets Vice President Madam Nguyen Thi Doan of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 11 March — President U Thein Sein and visiting Vice President Madam Nguyen Thi Doan of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam discussed promotion of bilateral ties here Wednesday.
The two sides held talks on opportunities of investments in defence and security measures, cooperation in international and regional affairs, banking, telecom, agriculture, livestock and tourism industry.
The meeting was attended by Union Ministers U Wunna Maung Lwin, U Soe Thane, U Myint Hlaing, U Zeyar Aung, Dr Kan Zaw and U Ye Htut, as well as Vietnamese ambassador to Myanmar Pham Thanh Dung.
Year 2014 is the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Myanmar and Vietnam, reaching US$ 239.28 million of bilateral trade volume—Myanmar’s export volume is $56.05 million and that of Vietnam is $183.23 million— in the present fiscal year which will end this month.
President U Thein Sein, as well as a prime minister of previous government, has made four visits to Vietnam, including one presidential visit in March 2012.
Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang also visited in November 2012. MNA

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