The same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc offered his greetings to his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-ocha, and National Assembly Chairwoman sent her greetings to her Thai counterpart Chuan Leekpai.
Also on this occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh extended his greetings to Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai.
Vietnam and Thailand established diplomatic ties in 1976. The bilateral relations have witnessed positive developments over the past years. Both nations have redouble efforts to improve the efficiency of bilateral mechanisms as well as boost comprehensive cooperation while closely coordinating at regional and international forums, especially the ASEAN and the UN.
Thailand is a leading foreign investor in Vietnam with more than 500 projects worth more than US$10 billion.
Additionally, people-to-people exchange has been strengthened through years, with hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese and Thai tourists travelling between the two nations each year.