At the meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, as part of his ongoing official visit to Myanmar, the PM applauded the embassy and other representative agencies of Vietnam for the fulfilment of their assigned tasks, which he said has greatly contributed to the two countries’ relations.
He expressed his delight at the fact that in just a short period of time, up to 230 Vietnamese businesses have come to invest and do business in Myanmar, proving this country is an attractive destination for Vietnamese enterprises.
Meanwhile, bilateral trade has grown strongly and is expected to top US$ 1 billion in 2019, he noted.
PM Phuc also appreciated sentiments of Vietnamese expatriates towards the homeland, as well as their contributions to Myanmar’s development.
He told the embassy and representative agencies of Vietnam to uphold patriotism and exert efforts to fulfil their tasks, requesting them to step up economic diplomacy and consular work so as to support Vietnamese businesses and people in Myanmar in a timely and effective manner.
He also hoped the Vietnamese community will keep united, adhere to local laws and have practical activities to help with relations between the two countries.
Additionally, the leader requested the embassy and leaders of Vietnamese people’s associations in Myanmar to pay more attention to teaching Vietnamese and preserving their national culture here.
Earlier, on the same day, PM Phuc held talks with State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi and had separate meetings with President U Win Myint and Speaker of the Union Assembly T. Khun Myat.