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Vietnam, Myanmar to expand cooperation in defence, anti-crime

Published May 14, 2019
Updated Apr 17, 2020

Vietnam and Myanmar agreed on Saturday to expand cooperation to potential spheres, including navy, military medicine, defence industry, logistics, search and rescue, and fighting crimes related to national and regional security.

The consensus was reached in Hanoi on Saturday when Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with Myanmar President U Win Myint, who is in Vietnam to attend the United Nations Day of Vesak celebration, Vietnam News Agency reported.

The two leaders also agreed to promote negotiations for the early signing of a memorandum of understanding on mutual assistance on anti-criminal matters.

Also on Saturday, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Chairwoman of Vietnam’s National Assembly, the country’s top legislature, met with the Myanmar president.

The president said during his term, he will work to intensify partnership with Vietnam, particularly in economy, trade and investment.