Vietnamese Prime Minister Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc and delegation pay homage to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. photo: MNA
Vietnamese Prime Minister Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc and party concluded their 3-day visit to Myanmar yesterday.
Accompanied by Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi, the Vietnamese delegation visited Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon at 7:45 am.
They paid homage to the pagoda where Senior Buddhist monks presented them a relic replica of Shwedagon Pagoda to be erected in Viet Nam to mark friendship ties between the two countries.
After signing the visitor’s book, the Vietnamese Premier and delegation members made donations at Myanmar’s landmark pagoda.
They then arrived at the Telecom International Myanmar Co., Ltd(Mytel) headquarters on Shwedagon Pagoda Road, and heard reports on operations of the joint venture telecom firms.
The Prime Minister and officials witnessed signing of an MoU between the Viettel Group and the HD Bank.
They also attended the opening ceremony of the first representative office of HD Bank in Myanmar from Viet Nam after visiting the offices of Truong Hai Auto (THACO) and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) at Myanmar Plaza.
They proceeded to Hotel Melia, and held a meeting with Myanmar-Viet Nam Friendship Association about promotion of investments and cultural exchange programmes.
The Prime Minister and party also attended the launching ceremony of the HD Bank representative office held at the Inya Ballroom at the same venue. It was also attended by Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Soe Win, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Governor of Central Bank of Myanmar U Kyaw Kyaw Maung and officials.
The Vietnamese Premier held talks with the Yangon Region Chief Minister and his cabinet members about fostering cooperation in investments between the two countries.
The Vietnamese delegation left Yangon International Airport for home at 12:25 pm. They were seen off by the Union Minister for Education, the Yangon Region Chief Minister and his cabinet members, departmental heads of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vietnamese Ambassador to Myanmar and his Myanmar counterpart in Viet Nam.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)