Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh presented the Friendship Order to outgoing Thai ambassador Anuson Chinvanno in Hanoi on December 25.

While receiving the diplomat, Deputy PM and FM Minh spoke highly of his contribution to consolidating and developing the friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand over the past years, especially the two countries’ establishment of their strategic partnership during Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Thailand in June this year.

Minh said he believes that with the two nation’s determination and efforts, the Vietnam-Thailand strategic partnership will further develop, for the interests of both peoples, for peace, stability, cooperation and development of the region and the world.

Regarding ASEAN cooperation, the Deputy PM and FM highly valued the two countries’ collaboration, asking for further cooperation with other group’s members to consolidate its internal solidarity.

Ambassador Anuson Chinvanno affirmed he will continue to contribute to developing the fine friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand.-VNA