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* Sri Lanka, Viet Nam premiers agree to make bilateral relations more efficient
Sat, May 10, 2014, 12:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 10, Colombo: The Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka and Viet Nam have agreed to support each other to strengthen the relations between the two countries.

Viet Nam PM Nguyen Tan Dung has affirmed that his country will do its utmost to work with Sri Lanka to make the relations between the two nations more efficient when he hosted a reception for the visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne.

Welcoming the Sri Lanka's delegation led by PM Jayaratne to the United Nations Day of Vesak in Viet Nam, the Viet Nam PM praised Sri Lanka on its achievements over the past years.

The Viet Nam PM has suggested that the two nations support each other at multi-lateral forums, boost economic, trade and tourism cooperation, sign a bilateral agreement on trade and a cooperative plan between the two nations' Finance Ministries as well as set up a sub-committee on commerce.

He expects that Sri Lanka will create favorable conditions for Vietnamese businesses to launch long-term operation in its nation, his office said.

Sri Lankan PM has also confirmed that his country expects to cooperate with Viet Nam in crime prevention, realizing ethnic policies, science and technology.

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