At the meetings with Vietnamese leaders, both sides were delighted at the growing traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries over the past 47 years.

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe pays tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum.

They asserted that the sentiments and valuable assistance to each other have provided a solid foundation for the two countries to intensify and deepen their ties in the future.

Measures were agreed to bring the relations to the next levels, including bolstering political ties, expanding cooperative fields of the respective strengths, reviewing signed documents and signing new ones, and exchanging more artistic performances.

The two sides reached a consensus on intensified cooperation in defense research, public security training, investment, agriculture and fisheries, and aviation, among others.

The two sides emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea (South China Sea) and handling disputes and disagreements through peaceful measures in line with international law.

The two countries signed an agreement on education cooperation, and an action program on agriculture development cooperation for 2017-2019.

Source: VNA