HA NOI — Permanent Secretary of the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sihasak Phuangketkeow was in Viet Nam to co-chair the second political consultation meeting between the two foreign ministries.
The Thai diplomat last Friday paid a courtesy visit to Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, who said he was pleased with the fine development in the two countries' bilateral co-operation in various fields, including politics-diplomacy, defence-security and trade-investment.
Sihasak Phuangketkeow spoke highly of the effective implementation of bilateral co-operation mechanisms, including the meeting of the Viet Nam-Thailand Joint Committee on Trade Co-operation in Ha Noi in July and the Viet Nam-Thailand Joint Working Group on Political and Security Co-operation meeting in Hua Hin earlier this month.
Exchanging views on international and regional issues, the two sides pledged to promote ASEAN's six-point principle on the East Sea and co-ordinate in accelerating discussions with China on a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).
The same day, Sihasak Phuangketkeow and Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh co-chaired the second political consultation meeting between the two foreign ministries. — VNS