Burma prime minister general Thein Sein will make an official visit to Vietnam from November 9-10 at the invitation of prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the Foreign Ministry said in the November 8 press release.
The visit is aimed at boosting traditional relations between the two countries, working out measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation in many fields, sharing experiences in national development and exchanging views on international and regional issues of mutual concerns.
In 1947, Vietnam opened its representative office in Yangon. In May 1975, the relations at consul general level were lifted to embassy level.
Over the past years, the two countries actively broadened the traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation.
The two sides exchanged high-level delegations including prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s official visit to Burma in August 2007 and prime minister Soe Win’s official visit to Vietnam in April 2005.
The two foreign ministries held two political consultative meetings in Yangon in August 2005 and in Hanoi in August 2006.