The delegation was received in Hanoi on December 18 by Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo member and standing member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Secretariat.
At the reception, U Than Htay informed his host about the outcomes of talks between the USDP and CPV delegations. He congratulated the Vietnamese people on their socio-economic development achievements made during the renewal process.
He also noted with pleasure the fine development of the relationship between the two Parties, States, and peoples, stressing that the USDP will do its utmost to continue enhancing the bilateral ties, including support for Vietnamese firms’ business and investment activities in Myanmar.
Vuong welcomed the delegation, saying the visit takes place at a time after the two countries have set up their comprehensive cooperative partnership during General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Myanmar in August 2017. He expressed his belief that it will practically contribute to fostering the friendship between the two parties and states.
He spoke highly of the results of the talks between the two party delegations as well as orientations and measures to strengthen CPV-USDP relations in the time to come.
As Vietnam and Myanmar share many similarities and boast long-lasting relations, they should continue to step up collaboration and experience-sharing in national construction and development, especially in economic development, he said.
He voiced his hope that the USDP will make active contributions to strengthening the comprehensive cooperative partnership between Vietnam and Myanmar.
Earlier, the CPV delegation led by Hoang Binh Quan, member of the CPV Central Committee and head of the committee’s Commission for External Relations, held talks with USDP guests.
The two sides informed each other about the situation of their respective parties and the socio-economic development of their countries; discussed measures to solidify the relations between the two parties and states in the future; and shared views on regional and international issues of mutual concern.
Quan said that the CPV is ready to share experience with the USDP in such fields as party building, personnel training, and the building of socio-economic development strategies and polices. He added that the CPV also hopes to increase coordination in multilateral forums of political parties.
USDP Chairman Than Htay affirmed that Myanmar will work together with Vietnam to forge ties between the two parties, helping develop the countries’ relationship in an intensive and effective manner, and in the spirit of the Vietnam-Myanmar comprehensive cooperative partnership, for the interests of the two countries’ peoples and for peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region and the world at large. This also contributes practically to the building of a united and strong ASEAN community, he said.