The Hanoitimes - On April 17, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi for Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, during which he affirmed that the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) welcomes strengthened cooperative ties with political parties and is ready to share national development experience with Sri Lanka.
The Party chief spoke highly of the outcomes of the earlier talks and meetings between PM Wickremesinghe and Vietnamese leaders, adding that the CPV and Vietnamese people always attach importance to the long-standing friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Sri Lanka.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
He suggested the two sides take specific measures to effectively deploy already-signed agreements and wished that the bilateral relationship would continue growing practically and effectively for the benefits of their people.
The Party leader also conveyed his profound condolences to families of victims in a recent garbage mountain collapse that left at least 26 dead and dozens missing in the suburb of Colombo capital city.
PM Wickremesinghe, for his part, noted that Sri Lanka always places importance on promoting the time-honoured friendship, people-to-people exchange and multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam.
He hoped that the two nations would continue reinforcing bilateral ties and mutual support at multilateral forums, making practical contributions to maintaining peace, stability and development in the region and the world.
The PM highly evaluated Vietnam’s great achievements in national construction and development and believed that the country would continue developing strongly in the time to come.
Translated by Anh Kiet