Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the
Vietnam People’s Army, received a delegation from the Royal Thai Army’s
Defence Force, led by General Thanasak Patimaprakorn, Chief of Defence
for the Thai Royal Armed Forces, on August 21 in Hanoi.
During the talks, the two sides briefed each other on their countries’
recent socio-economic development, assessed achievements in the
cooperation between the two armies over recent years and exchanged ideas
for improving future joint activities of the armed forces.
Measures discussed included the exchange of delegations at all levels,
joint patrols at sea, and other issues of mutual interests for peace
and stability throughout the region.
The same day,
General Thanasak Patimaprakorn paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister
Nguyen Tan Dung and Minister of National Defence, General Phung Quang