Vietnam, Myanmar hold seventh political consultation

Both sides informed each other about the situations in their respective countries, reviewed their cooperation, and discussed measures and orientations to reinforce the traditional friendship between the two countries.

They noted with satisfaction the fruitful relationship and bilaterally and multilaterally close coordination, at regional and international forums. 

They consented to intensify the exchange of all-level delegations and citizens and effectively implement cooperation mechanisms, especially through the organisation of a meeting of the bilateral cooperation committee this year.

The two sides agreed to expand their collaboration in such areas as national defence, security, trade and investment. 

They also compared notes on regional and international issues of shared concern and agreed to tighten their coordination in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the UN and other regional cooperation mechanisms. 

The two sides underlined the need to boost solidarity and consistency within ASEAN aiming to bring into full play the regional grouping’s centrality.

Regarding the East Sea issue, they concurred to settle disputes in the area by peaceful measures and in line with international law. 

They affirmed their determination to work together with other ASEAN member countries and China to soon finalise an effective and legally binding Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

The eighth political consultation is set to take place in Vietnam in 2018. 

On this occasion, Quy paid a courtesy visit to Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi who applauded Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements and pledged her best effort to propel the bilateral relationship forward.

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