Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong holds phone talks with President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Communist Party of Vietnam
and the Vietnamese State always treasure the traditional friendship and fruitful
cooperation with Sri Lanka, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has said.
The Party chief made the affirmation during his phone
talks with President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa on June 14.
He recalled President Ho Chi Minh’s stop-over in Sri
Lanka 110 years ago as part of the late leader’s journey to seek ways for national
The Party General Secretary expressed his hope that
under the leadership of President Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka will reap more
achievements in development, and soon contain the COVID-19 pandemic and restore
the national economy.
Vietnam stands ready to share experience with Sri
Lanka in the pandemic combat, he said.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)
The Party leader suggested the two countries work to enhance
their mutual understanding and trust, and step up all-level meetings and exchanges,
adding that Vietnamese and Sri Lankan agencies should utilise existing mechanisms
to promote collaboration in politics, economy, investment, trade, agriculture, national
defence and security, science-technology, culture and education.
At the same time, the two nations should continue with mutual
consultations and support at regional and international organisations, he
For his part, President Rajapaksa congratulated Trong
on his election as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, and
lauded achievements the Vietnamese people and Party have attained over the past years under his leadership.
Sri Lanka wants to continue close coordination with and is willing to back Vietnam at international
forums, the President said, noting his hope that the two sides will forge their
cooperation to overcome the present challenges such as diseases and climate
change, while expanding cooperative areas to serve economic recovery after the