Myanmar President Htin Kyaw and Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong (R) (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Myanmar President Htin Kyaw left Hanoi on October 28, concluding a successful State-level visit to Vietnam at the invitation of President Tran Dai Quang.

During his three-day stay in the country, the Myanmar President held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang, paid a courtesy visit to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

During the talks and meetings, the two sides expressed their delight at the thriving cooperative ties between the two nations over the past 40 years, particularly in 12 priority sectors.

The two sides pledged to continue building on the positive achievements, expanding and deepening the Vietnam and Myanmar fruitful friendship.
They consented to increase contacts at all levels and people-to-people exchange, as well as maintaining the current bilateral cooperation mechanisms.

They pledged to deepen the bilateral trade-investment relations on the basis of mutual benefits and create the optimal condition for business operation.
The two sides agreed on organising the ninth meeting of the Vietnam – Myanmar Joint Sub-Trade Committee in Vietnam this year and strive for the early signing of agreements on cooperation in customs, finance. The two sides will make amendments to the investment encouragement and protection agreement and sign an MoU on investment promotion.

They also vowed to encourage people-to-people exchange, connection between localities and further bilateral cooperation within ASEAN and other international and regional forums, such as the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS), the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) forum, Greater Mekong Sub region (GMS) and the United Nations (UN); and work together on sustainable and effective use of Mekong river water resources.

The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining and promoting regional peace, security, and stability, as well as resolving disputes by peaceful measures, with full respect for diplomatic and legal process, without use or threat to use of force, in line with widely-recognised principles of international law, including the1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).-VNA