Bangkok (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Phan Chi Thanh paid a courtesy visit to Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt on September 15 to discuss promoting inter-locality cooperation.
Ambassador Thanh said he was pleased with the development of bilateral relations in various fields over the past 46 years. Thailand is now Vietnam’s largest ASEAN trading partner. As of June 2022, Thailand was the ninth largest investor out of 140 countries and territories investing in Vietnam with over 600 valid projects worth over $13 billion.
He noted that the two countries will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their bilateral strategic partnership next year.
The governor praised Vietnam’s rapid developments in recent years with abundant and skilled labor. A number of Thai companies are investing in Vietnam in the fields of energy, agriculture, retail and real estate.
The host and the guest agreed to facilitate the resumption of visits and collaboration in the fields of economy, trade, investment promotion, tourism, cultural exchanges, education and exchanges between Bangkok and its twin Vietnamese localities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, as well as other Vietnamese localities.
The two parties pledged to work to promote ties between major Vietnamese cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok through co-chairing conferences and seminars to share experience in urban transport management, prevention of flooding, air pollution and water salinization.
Ambassador Thanh said he is ready to connect Bangkok with Vietnamese localities to strengthen bilateral relations in the near future./.