YANGON, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun left Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday to begin a goodwill visit to Vietnam, state television reported.
It is U Nyan Tun's first ever trip to the Southeast Asian member country at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Madam Thi Doan.
The visit comes a year after President U Thein Sein visited Hanoi in March last year.
During U Thein Sein's March 2012 visit, Myanmar and Vietnam agreed to continue cooperation in such areas as agriculture, forestry and fisheries, livestock breeding, finance and banking, telecommunication, transport, oil and gas, construction materials and tourism.
The two top leaders also agreed to maintain the exchange of visits at different levels and hold regular meetings on cooperation, including those of the joint committee on bilateral cooperation, the joint committee on trade cooperation and political talks between the two foreign ministries.
In November 2012, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang also visited Nay Pyi Taw.
According to official statistics, Vietnam's investment in Myanmar reached 346.147 million U.S. dollars in four projects as of December, 2012 since Myanmar opened to such investment in late 1988, of which 326.147 million U.S. dollars were injected in 2012 alone.
Vietnam stands as the 19th in Myanmar's foreign investors' line- up.
Vietnam mainly imports from Myanmar its forestry products, marine products, vegetables and rubber while exporting to the country iron products, machines and spare parts, plastic, textile and clothing.