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PM’s visit to Thailand strengthens political trust

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to Thailand was fruitful, with the two leaders discussing frankly cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral frameworks. The visit is made at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha in the context of the two nations celebrating their diplomatic relationship, which was established on August 6, 1976.
During talks, the two PMs vowed to lift bilateral trade to 20 billion US Dollars before 2020 by helping each other become regional trade hub and encouraging Thai investment in tourism, support industry, finance-banking, science-technology, agro-fisheries. PM Chan-o-cha affirmed that he will encourage Thai businesses to increase investment in fields critical to Vietnam’s development such as tourism, support industries, finance, banking, science-technology, and agro-fisheries.

They reiterated the importance of maintaining peace, security, and stability as well as navigation safety and freedom in the East Sea. They stressed that parties concerned need to fully and efficiently implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC); build, preserve and improve mutual trust; respect the principles of exercising self-restraint and banning the use of force; address differences and disputes by peaceful means in compliance with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

The leaders also reaffirmed their support for ASEAN and China to soon have a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-ocha review the guards of honour. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-ocha at the reception ceremony. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA
 

PM  Phuc and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-ocha held talks in Bangkok following a welcome ceremony
for the Vietnamese government leader the same day. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA



On the occasion, the PMs witnessed the signing of important documents, including an agreement between the two governments. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


PM Phuc on August 18 had a meeting with President of Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly Pornpetch Wichitcholchai
as part of his ongoing visit to Thailand. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA



PM Phuc on August 18 had a meeting with President of Thailand’s Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda as part of his ongoing visit to Thailand. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

At other meetings, the Vietnamese PM, President of the Thai National Legislative Assembly Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, and President of the Thai Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda hailed significant progresses in the framework of the 2014-2018 Action Plan to implement the Thailand – Vietnam strategic partnership and agreed to continue fostering bilateral links.

On the occasion, the PMs witnessed the signing of important documents, including an agreement between the two governments on cooperation in science, technology, renovation and creation, and memoranda of understanding between ministries and sectors pertaining to economy, trade, post, telecommunications, information technology and banking, as well as those between localities and businesses.

Relating to investment, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a forum to forge Vietnam-Thailand economic cooperation in Bangkok on August 18, which drew over 500 businesses from the two countries.

At the forum, PM Phuc and Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong witnessed the signing of cooperation agreements between the two countries in power, hi-tech agriculture, goods distribution, sales of farm produce, and construction.
During his stay, he also met with executives of leading Thai firms and attended a ceremony to launch the Vietnam Week in Thailand to promote Vietnamese goods in the country.
 


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a forum to forge Vietnam-Thailand economic cooperation in Bangkok on August 18. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a ceremony to launch the Vietnam Week in Thailand to promote Vietnamese goods in the country. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


During his stay, he also met with executives of leading Thai firms. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA
 
On August 19, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his spouse and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam offered incense and flowers in tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at a memorial complex dedicated to the late leader in May village in the Thai northeastern province of Nakhon Pathom.

As the largest work of its kind in Thailand, the memorial complex was built to honor the late President who helped local residents build houses, grow trees, catch fish to improve their lives during his journey for national salvation in 1928.
The complex was completed in 2016 on the occasion of the 126th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh and the 40th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Thailand diplomatic ties.


PM Phuc, his spouse and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam on August 19 offered incense and flowers in tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at
a memorial complex dedicated to the late leader in May village in the Thai northeastern province of Nakhon Pathom. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

 

PM Phuc and his spouse visited and presented gifts to teachers and students of the Nakhon Pathom – Hanoi Culture and Friendship Centre on Aug 19
before concluding his official visit to Thailand. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

The same day, PM Phuc and his entourage visited the Thailand – Vietnam Friendship Village in May village in Nakhon Pathom where Uncle Ho arrived in July 1928 and more than 90 percent of its population are Vietnamese nationals.

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