The national flags of Vietnam and Myanmar (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) - Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on January 3 sent greetings to President of Myanmar U Win Myint on the 71st anniversary of Independence Day of Myanmar (January 4, 1948-2019).

On the day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc cabled a congratulatory message to State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh sent greetings to State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and Minister of International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin on the occasion.

Vietnam and Myanmar set up diplomatic ties on May 28, 1975.

The two countries elevated their ties to a comprehensive cooperative partnership during a State visit to Myanmar by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong in August 2017. 
Bilateral trade hit 828.3 million USD in 2017, up 51 percent from 2016.

The two countries are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).-VNA