Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha (L) chats with Philippine President Benigno Aquino (R) after reading their joint statements at a press conference in Manila on August 28. (Photo:AFP)

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III and visiting Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha agreed to further strengthen relations between the two countries at their meeting in Manila on August 28.

In a joint press release after the meeting, President Aquino said he and the Thai PM discussed in details cooperation on trade and investment, security, and people- to-people exchange.

He said the two countries are also committed to work towards the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Combating Illicit Trafficking in Drugs and a Memorandum of Agreement on the Exchange of Professional Teachers.

For his part, the Thai PM said the two sides will work to enhance their “Partnership for Prosperity” in various areas.-VNA