Party leader welcomed in Bangkok

(VOV) - A Vietnam Airlines plane carrying Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and his entourage touched down Don Muang airport runway in Bangkok on June 25, beginning an official visit to Thailand.

Trong was welcomed at the airport by the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Thailand, and officials of the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok.

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Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong (second from left) arrived in Bangkok on June 25 for a three-day visit to Thailand
at the invitation of PM Yingluck Shinawatra (Photo:VOV)

This is the first Thailand visit by a Vietnamese Party General Secretary in 20 years after the 1993 visit by Trong’s predecessor Do Muoi.

The visit demonstrates Vietnam’s desire to expand the friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Thailand, considering this a priority in its foreign policy.

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is scheduled to host a State-level welcome ceremony for Vietnamese Party leader Trong and his entourage in the afternoon.

Both leaders will then hold talks and agree on the establishment of the strategic partnership between the two countries.