Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives newly-accredited Myanmar Ambassador Kyaw Soe Win on April 10 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received newly-accredited Myanmar Ambassador to Vietnam Kyaw Soe Win on April 10, voicing his hope for the diplomat’s substantial contributions to the already sound relationship of the countries.

Vietnam and Myanmar boast long-standing relations which have been growing in multiple aspects, he said, noting that their cooperation potential remains enormous.

Vietnam is a big investor in Myanmar, particularly in real estate, banking and telecommunications, the PM said, asking Myanmar to facilitate the Vietnamese bank branch there, as well as companies investing in telecommunications. 

He also called on the countries to expand cooperation to petroleum and aviation industries.

PM Phuc said his country has strength in agricultural production and wants to cooperate and share experience with Myanmar in this sphere, especially coffee and pepper cultivation and processing. The two sides can also partner in producing rice seeds, sugar, ethanol and electricity, planting and processing cotton, and developing rubber trees.

Wishing the new ambassador a successful term, the host leader said the Vietnamese Government will provide optimum conditions for him to fulfill his tasks.

For his part, Kyaw Soe Win pledged utmost efforts to contribute to the countries’ sound connections, especially in economy, investment and trade.

As his country is developing its economy, it wants to attract foreign investors, including those from Vietnam, he said, assuring that the Myanmar Government always creates the best possible conditions for Vietnamese businesses.

The country hopes to learn from Vietnam’s agricultural development experience in order to foster its own agriculture.

The two countries should increase the exchange of high-ranking delegations to promote bilateral ties, the diplomat noted.-VNA