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* Sri Lanka, Vietnam reaffirm commitment to further advance bilateral political & economic cooperation
Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 08:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Vietnam have reaffirmed the commitment to further consolidate and advance bilateral political and economic cooperation at the Third Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Vietnam Political Consultations at senior official level held on Wednesday (11) in Colombo.

The Sri Lanka delegation was led by Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sumith Nakandala, and Vietnam delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam Dang Dinh Quy.

A wide range of matters in the areas of mutual collaboration and ongoing programs in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, education and training, trade and investment, culture and tourism were reviewed and discussed, a Foreign Affairs Ministry statement said.

The two sides stressed the importance of continuing to work together at regional and multilateral fora for advancing shared interests and on mutually important issues.

The Vietnamese Deputy Minister also called on Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana on the afternoon of 11 April 2018.

A MoU between the Foreign Ministries of Sri Lanka and Vietnam, signed in October 2011 paved the way for enhancing bilateral cooperation through political consultations. The first and second meetings of Political Consultations between Sri Lanka and Vietnam were held in 2012 in Colombo and 2013 in Hanoi, respectively.

Senior officials of the two Foreign Ministries and other line agencies also participated in the Meeting.

 

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