Viet Nam News
BANGKOK — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday met with President of Thailand’s Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda and President of Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly Pornpetch Wichitcholchai as part of his ongoing visit to Thailand.
At the meeting with President of Thailand’s Privy Council Tinsulanonda, PM Phúc hailed the Thai Royal Family’s contribution to the development of friendship and co-operation with Việt Nam in recent years, and thanked the Royal Family for supporting the Vietnamese community in the country.
Tinsulanonda said that the Thai Royal Family and Government treasures ties with Việt Nam, considering Việt Nam an important partner in the region, noting that Việt Nam is the only strategic partner of Thailand in ASEAN.
He expressed delight at the signing of many co-operation agreements on the occasion of PM Phúc’s visit, saying he believes the visit will deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries.
He also noted that the Vietnamese community had contributed to the development of Thailand as well as the growth of the partnership between the two countries.
At the meeting with President of the Thai National Legislative Assembly Wichitcholchai, PM Phúc congratulated Thailand on its new Constitution, adding he believes Thailand will successfully hold upcoming elections.
He suggested that legislative bodies of both sides maintain delegations exchanges to increase information sharing and mutual understanding, while co-ordinating closely in building the ASEAN Community through different channels, including the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly.
The PM also proposed that the Thai side open its door wider for Vietnamese goods and encourage Thai investors to invest in Việt Nam.
For his part, Wichitcholchai said that the Vietnamese Government leader’s visit would create new momentum for the development of the strategic partnership between the two countries, especially in economics, trade and investment.
He agreed to beef up ties between the two legislative bodies through promoting the role of the two countries’ friendship parliamentarian groups. — VNS