Foreign Minister hails VN-Thailand ties

Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh voiced pleasure at the growing multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand while receiving Thai Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Sihasak Phuangketkeow in Hanoi on May 27.

The reception was within the framework of the third Political Consultation between the two ministries of foreign affairs from May 26-28. 

Minister Minh suggested the two countries foster cooperation and work closely together to effectively implement several bilateral cooperation mechanisms, including joint cabinet meetings, political consultation, a joint committee on trade, and a Vietnam-Thailand working group on political and security cooperation. 

He also spoke highly of the effective cooperation in drafting the content of the Vietnam–Thailand Strategic Partnership under the guidelines of the two countries’ leaders. 

The Thai diplomat said the political consultation has raised key issues of the bilateral strategic partnership. 

He expressed belief that the friendly relations and cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand will further develop in the on the back of their close bond and past achievements. 

The two sides also exchanged views on several regional and international issues of mutual concern. 

Earlier the same day, Sihasak Phuangketkeow and Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh co-chaired the third political consultation between Vietnam and Thailand.

VNA/VOV online