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Deputy PM, Thai counterpart agree to intensify relations

Update: May, 26/2015 - 09:29
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (left)  meets with his Thai counterpart Tanasak Patimapragorn yesterday. — VNA Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh met with his Thai counterpart Tanasak Patimapragorn yesterday in preparation for the countries' third joint cabinet meeting.

The leaders expressed their joy over the fruitful development of their nations' bilateral co-operation in recent years, especially since they set up a Strategic Partnership during Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's official visit to Thailand in 2013.

They agreed to intensify relations in order to effectively implement the 2014-2018 Viet Nam-Thailand action plan signed in November last year, as well as the agreements reached during the second meeting of the Viet Nam-Thailand Joint Committee on Bilateral Co-operation in March.

The two sides decided to strengthen co-operation in the fields of economy, trade, investment, transport and tourism in the near future.

Minh praised his Thai counterpart for his efforts and contributions on promoting ties between the foreign ministries of Viet Nam and Thailand, thus laying the foundation for the creation of a co-operation mechanism in times to come.

During the talks, they also compared notes on global and regional issues of common concern, including the establishment of an ASEAN Community and ongoing tensions in the East Sea. — VNS

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