President Truong Tan Sang received the visiting Speaker of the Upper
House of Myanmar, Khin Aung Myint, in Hanoi on June 22.
At the reception, the Vietnamese State leader spoke highly of the
important achievements the Myanmar people have recorded during their
national construction and development process, especially successfully
organising their parliamentary by-elections in April.
Sang said he was extremely pleased at the fine developments in
friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Myanmar in the
He suggested that both countries
continue to exchange visits at all levels and diversify relations to
enhance mutual trust and understanding and seek out effective ways of
boosting bilateral ties.
The President said he hopes
both legislative bodies will soon set up a Parliamentary Friendship
Group to strengthen friendship and mutual understanding.
Vietnam and Myanmar should set out specific ways of boosting
economic cooperation, he said, adding that besides economics, the two
countries need to promote ties in other fields, including culture and
He also suggested that both states step up cooperation at regional and international forums.
President Sang said he believed that Myanmar will successfully
carry out its duties when it takes over the ASEAN Chair in 2014.
Speaker Khin Aung Myint praised the positive changes in Vietnam in
recent years, saying he was sure that Vietnam will maintain a
healthy macro economy and ensure social welfare.
Host and guest discussed Myanmar ’s experiences in reducing poverty
levels, maintaining economic growth and political stability while
strengthening its foreign relations.-VNA