The event was part of a series of Vietnamese events in Myanmar this year to realise the bilateral comprehensive cooperative partnership and culture cooperation agreement for the 2017 – 2020 period signed by the two countries’ leaders.
Within the framework of the week, a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day and two years of the upgrade of the Vietnam – Myanmar ties to the comprehensive cooperative partnership level was also held.
Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Myanmar Luan Thuy Duong said Vietnam – Myanmar ties have been growing in diverse areas over the past years, including in trade and investment, national defence-security, agro-forestry, seafood, energy, telecommunications, tourism, justice, education, culture and people-to-people exchange.
Vietnam is now the ninth largest trade partner and the seventh largest foreign investor of Myanmar, she said.
Speaking highly of Vietnamese firms’ contributions to Myanmar, Vietnamese Ambassador to Myanmar Luan Thuy Duong said businesses not only help bring the two peoples closer but also further develop bilateral ties, contributing to stability and prosperity in the region.
Myanmar Minister for Transport and Communications Thant Sin Maung affirmed that Vietnam is always a trustworthy friend of Myanmar, and highlighted the significance of the high-level visits by the two nations’ leaders.
He congratulated Vietnam on becoming a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and believed that Vietnam will perform well the role of ASEAN Chair 2020.
On the occasion, the Vietnamese embassy and Myanmar Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture held the Vietnam – Myanmar cultural exchange themed “Traditional and modern colours”.
As part of the week, the Vietnamese Embassy in Myanmar and the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications held a photo exhibition on ASEAN countries and peoples.