The host leader said the UN Day of Vesak is an important event of global Buddhists, including in Vietnam and Myanmar, adding the Myanmar delegation’s presence will help with the celebration’s success, thereby contributing to regional peace and cooperation.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) welcomes Myanmar President Win Myint in Hanoi on May 11th (Photo: VNA)

President Win Myint said this is the first time he has come to Vietnam, stressing that the two countries have recorded fruitful cooperation.

He affirmed Myanmar’s support for Vietnam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure. 

The President said during his term, he will also work to intensify partnership with Vietnam, particularly in economy, trade and investment.

With 18 projects worth USD 2.1 billion, Vietnam now ranks seventh among the 49 countries investing in Myanmar. Bilateral trade has surged from USD152.3 million in 2010 to nearly USD860 million in 2018.

At the meeting, Chairwoman Ngan said the two countries have enjoyed growing ties between their parliaments, which signed a cooperation agreement in September 2013 and have coordinated closely and effectively at regional and international inter-parliamentary forums.

President Win Myint noted Myanmar will support Vietnam when the country holds the chair of ASEAN and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in 2020 so as to continue contributing to the ASEAN Community’s development./.

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