Suu Kyi to visit Vietnam

Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to Vietnam this week, an official statement said on Monday.

Suu Kyi last visited Vietnam in November 2017 when she attended the Asia-Pacific Ecomomic Cooperation (APEC) summit, reports Xinhua news agency.

Myanmar established diplomatic relations with Vietnam in 1975.

Last August, a Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership was established between the two countries during a state visit by Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, to Myanmar.

Meanwhile, bilateral trade between the two countries hit $592 million, with $103 million export values while its import value took $489 million as of January in current 2017-2018 fiscal year, according to the Commerce Ministry.

Myanmar’s trade with Vietnam totalled to over $494 million in the last 2016-2017 fiscal year.