The two leaders expressed their delight at the countries’ thriving relations in various fields, especially since bilateral ties were lifted to a comprehensive cooperative partnership in 2017.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Myanmar President Win Myint in Hanoi on May 11. Source:

Applauding the recent strides in defense and security cooperation, they agreed that aside from effectively implementing the reached agreements, the two sides will consider expanding cooperation to potential spheres, including navy, military medicine, defense industry, logistics, search and rescue, and fighting crimes related to national and regional security.

They also agreed to promote negotiations for the early signing of a memorandum of understanding on mutual assistance in criminal matters.

PM Phuc welcomed President Win Myint to the UN Day of Vesak celebration in Vietnam.

The visiting leader said under the theme “Buddhist Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies”, this year’s celebration will help bring into play the core values of Buddhism to resolve major challenges, thereby contributing to peace, cooperation and development.

Source: VNA