Bangkok keen to ramp up cooperation with Vietnamese localities

VOV.VN - Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has affirmed the Thai capital’s commitment to promoting economic, trade, investment, and tourism ties, as well as cultural, educational, and people-to-people exchanges with Vietnamese localities.

During a recent meeting with a delegation of the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand led by Ambassador Phan Chi Thanh, Governor Chadchart admired Vietnamese economic growth over recent years, along with the country’s abundant and highly skilled labour force

 “Vietnam is a very important friend for us in the region, especially with a vibrant and strongly growing economy. I think both sides should strengthen cooperation further. Vietnam has an abundant, highly skilled young workforce, and a very good education system.

There are many Thai enterprises and groups such as CP, Amata are investing in the Vietnamese market in fields such as agriculture, retail, energy, real estate, with many attractive projects," Governor Chadchart stated.

Ambassador Thanh expressed his delight at the strong development of mutual relations across multiple fields during the past 46 years. The two countries first established a strategic partnership back in 2013 before upgrading to an enhanced strategic partnership in 2019.

Thailand is currently the country’s largest trading partner in ASEAN and the ninth largest investor in the Vietnamese market with more than 600 valid projects and a total accumulated registered capital exceeding US$13 billion.

The two sides are looking ahead to the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership in 2023.

They have therefore agreed to accelerate the resumption of delegation exchanges at all levels, including those of provincial, municipal, and business leaders in a bid to bolster co-operation in the fields of economics, trade, investment, and tourism, in addition to cultural, educational, and people-to-people exchanges. These will take place between Bangkok and Vietnamese sister localities, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Thua Thien Hue province, as well as expanding relations with other Vietnamese localities.

The Vietnamese diplomat also endorsed the idea of the Bangkok Governor co-ordinating organising conferences between Bangkok and major Vietnamese cities in order to share experience in urban traffic management, flood and air pollution control, and saltwater intrusion.

Ambassador Thanh affirmed his willingness to support connecting Bangkok with Vietnamese localities to augment co-operation between the two countries in the future.

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