SL Ambassador, Ho Chi Minh CPC Secy discuss bilateral relations | Daily News


SL Ambassador, Ho Chi Minh CPC Secy discuss bilateral relations

Sri Lankan Ambassador to Vietnam, Prasanna Gamage, called on Ho Chi Minh City Communist Party Committee (CPC) Secretary, Dr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, on March 10, at the Communist Party Committee Headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City.

This was mentioned in a press release issued by the Foreign Relations Ministry, yesterday.

Secretary Dr. Nhan appreciated Sri Lanka’s warm and historical friendship with Vietnam, and expressed his confidence that the two countries would be able to further enhance relations during the commemoration of 50 years of formal diplomatic relations, this year.

Dr. Nhan and Ambassador Gamage, during their discussion, revisited the solid relations that exist between the two countries and explored avenues in improving trade, investment, socio-cultural relations, and tourism between the two countries.

Ambassador Gamage recalled that the political leaders of the two counties have agreed to take appropriate measures to reach a target of USD 1billion in bilateral trade, which is currently at USD 300 million, and sought the cooperation of Ho Chi Minh City in this endeavor.

Dr. Nhan referred to Sri Lankan enterprises that operate in Ho Chi Minh City and assured that investments from Sri Lanka would receive the fullest support of the city. He Nhan also stated that Buddhist cultural relations is an area which Sri Lanka is in a strong position to promote in Vietnam.

Ambassador Gamage told the Secretary that Sri Lanka would be able to cooperate extensively in this aspect.

He also explained the promotional activities to be undertaken in Ho Chi Minh City by Sri Lanka during this year, which were welcomed by Secretary Dr. Nhan.

Communist Party Committee Deputy Chief of Staff, Cao Son Yen, and Ho Chi Minh City External Relations Department Deputy Director-General Nguyen Tuan, also participated in the meeting.

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