National Assembly Chair Nguyen Sinh Hung yesterday proposed that Vietnam and Burma strengthen links in economics, trade, investment, socio-cultural affairs and legislative activities. Hung held talks with the visiting Speaker of Burma’s Upper House, and the President of Burma’s Parliament, Khin Aung Myint, in Hanoi.
Hung highlighted the achievements recorded by the Burma people in socio-political stability and economic development, as well as the country’s role in the region and international arena.
Burma’s top legislator said his visit also aimed to further relations between Burma’s Upper House and Vietnam’s National Assembly.
Myint said he hoped both NAs would work closely together on external relations.
The two sides agreed to increase exchanges at all levels, especially senior-level delegations. They will also set up a parliamentary friendship group and increase cooperation between the offices of both legislative bodies.
They also agreed to continue supporting each other at multilateral forums to lay a firm foundation for other links.
Party general Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang also welcomed the top Burma lawmaker yesterday.
Trong said he hoped Burma would gain more achievements in its democratisation, open-door policy and reforms.
President Sang also spoke highly of the achievements the Burma people had made, especially in organising the parliamentary by-elections in April.
He also suggested that both states step up cooperation at regional and international forums.
Sang said he believed that Burma would successfully carry out its duties when it takes over the Asean Chair in 2014.
Khin Aung Myint praised the positive changes in Vietnam in recent years, saying he was sure Vietnam would maintain a healthy macro economy and social welfare.