Burmese military leader Senior General Than Shwe will pay a three-day official visit to Vietnam beginning Saturday.
Vietnamese officials say the visit, at the invitation of Vietnamese President Tran Duc Luong, is aimed at promoting bilateral relations between the two countries.
It will be General Than Shwe's third trip to Vietnam, following his last visit in 1998 for the leadership summit of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).
The Burmese junta leader will be accompanied by his wife.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.