PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and Myanmar should promote corporation in the fields of their strength like aquaculture; coffee, pepper and cashew nut production, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told visiting Myanmar President Htin Kyaw at their meeting in Hanoi on October 26.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc thanked the guest for his contribution to the success of the 7 th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMEC 7), the 8th Cooperation Summit of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV 8) and the World Economic Forum on Mekong Region (WEF Mekong), which took place in Hanoi from October 24-26.

He highlighted similarities between Vietnam and Myanmar, stressing that the two countries have great potential to foster win-win links across fields, for peace and development in the region and the world.

According to PM Phuc, as both countries are home to strong Buddhism, Vietnam and Myanmar should promote links in spiritual tourism to meet the demand of the two people.

Along with connections in politics and diplomacy, the two sides should pay attention to bolstering business links while solving difficulties facing and facilitating their business communities’ operation, he stressed.

The PM suggested maintaining 12 prioritised cooperation areas while expanding affiliation to new cooperation fields as agreed by the two nations’ leaders. He also proposed organising annual trade fairs in both countries and regular meetings of the joint sub-committee on trade between the two nations.

For his part, President Htin Kyaw offered sympathy to flood victims in Vietnam’s central region.

He expressed his belief that the two Governments will take specific steps to implement cooperation plans between the two countries.

He said the two countries’ economic cooperation has been flourishing in recent years, especially terms of finance-banking and transport, and the two sides need to further expand their links on the basis of coordination among sub-committees in different fields.

Myanmar welcomes Vietnamese enterprises to invest in the country, especially in agriculture, he noted.

The President also proposed the two sides boost tourism links, especially opening more direct air routes to serve increasing travel demand of the two countries’ visitors.

He believed that the upcoming establishment of the Vietnam-Myanmar Friendship Association will lay a foundation for closer bilateral relationship.

The Myanmar guest took the occasion to invite the Vietnamese PM to make an official visit to his country.-VNA