BANGKOK, 1 June 2017 (NNT) – The Ambassador of Vietnam to Thailand made a courtesy call to the Prime Minister upon the end of his posting in Bangkok.
Deputy Government Spokesman Lt Weerachon Sukondhapatipak said Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Tat Thanh called on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House due to the completion of his term in Thailand.
The premier said he was delighted to meet with the outgoing Vietnamese envoy and thanked for cooperation with the Vietnamese Embassy while the Vietnamese envoy said his three years in Thailand made him feel like home, and thanked the Thai government for cooperating with Vietnam on security, trade, investment, labour, education, and tourism affairs.
The premier said Thailand and Vietnam have enjoyed close relations with frequent meeting between the Prime Ministers of two countries, saying that the relations of both countries have matured into the best stage. The Thai PM had also praised the goodwill of the Vietnamese PM towards Thai government and Thailand, which will provide all the support for the upcoming APEC meetings in Vietnam this November.
He sent his invitation for the Vietnamese premier to pay an official visit to Thailand during the time Thailand hosts the Thailand – Vietnam Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation (JBCB). The exact date for the JCBC meeting and Vietnamese PM visit will be determined accordingly.
The Thai premier and Vietnamese ambassador also discussed the cooperation to combat illegal fishing, while the envoy thanked Thailand for not using firearms with Vietnamese fishing boats which had illegally infringed upon the Thai waters. The premier suggested both sides work together to prevent border disputes and promote the connectivity between Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.
Both countries had also agreed to hold close discussion on the Mekong River cooperation issue. The premier called for Vietnamese workers to legally register themselves in order to receive legal protection and welfare.