Sri Lankan Prime Minister wraps up Vietnam visit

Tuesday, 2017-04-18 10:19:32
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and Sri Lanka’s PM Ranil Wickremesinghe at the welcoming ceremony on April 17 (Photo: VGP)
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NDO/VNA – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his spouse left Hanoi on the evening of April 18, wrapping up their official visit to Vietnam from April 16 at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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

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

Measures were agreed on to bring the relations to the next level, including bolstering political ties, expanding cooperative fields of respective strengths, reviewing signed documents and signing new ones, and holding more cultural exchanges.

The two sides reached a consensus on intensified cooperation in defence 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 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 programme on agriculture development cooperation for 2017-2019.