Apr 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will start a four-day official visit to Vietnam on Monday to strengthen cooperation in several sectors, including trade and investment, official Vietnam News Agency reported.
Premier Wickremesinghe, who will be concluding a state visit to Japan from April 10-16, will pay an official visit to Hanoi from April 16-19 at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
During the visit Sri Lankan Premier will discuss international and regional issues of mutual concern with his Vietnamese counterpart.
The visit is aimed at enhancing cooperative fields of Sri Lanka's interest, including trade, investment, telecommunications, fish farming, machinery manufacturing, and the production of building materials.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and his Vietnamese counterpart held discussions about strengthening the bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Vietnam during the World Economic Summit in Switzerland in January this year.
Vietnam PM said that they are hoping to sign MOUs during Prime Minister Wickremesinghe's official visit.
They also discussed about appointing a high level joint commission to strengthen the relations between the two countries.