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Prime Minister welcomes Thai Deputy PM

Update: January, 15/2015 - 08:56
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (R) receives Thai Deputy PM and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwon in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam

HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung welcomed Thai Deputy PM and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwon in Ha Noi yesterday.

The PM expressed his delight at the development of the two countries' friendly relationship and strategic partnership, saying that the guest's visit to Viet Nam would further deepen bilateral ties.

Viet Nam wanted to work with Thailand to implement collaborative programmes towards their strategic partnership and their common development for peace, stability, co-operation and development in the ASEAN region and around the world, he added.

Speaking highly of the outcomes of talks between Prawit Wongsuwon and Vietnamese Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh, the PM suggested both sides initiate signed agreements and continue co-ordinating in conducting joint sea patrols and addressing other fishing-related issues.

Vietnamese Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh (R) welcomed Thai Deputy PM and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwon in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trong Duc

The Vietnamese Government leader also called for increased efforts to step up co-operation in trade, investment, tourism and transport.

He affirmed that the Government created favourable conditions for Thai investors to conduct long-term business in Viet Nam and encouraged accelerating negotiations on a memorandum of understanding of labour co-operation.

Concurring with the host's proposals, Prawit Wongsuwon shared that during his visit, both sides discussed numerous measures to boost bilateral ties, especially in national defence.

He agreed to tighten co-operation in various fields and at regional and international forums. — VNS

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