Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and  Thai Ambassador Manopchai Vongphakdi (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded outgoing Thai Ambassador Manopchai Vongphakdi for fulfilling his assigned tasks during a reception in Hanoi on April 6.

The PM said during the ambassador’s tenure, two-way trade between both nations grew rapidly with the launch of a number of Thailand’s projects, including the southern oil refinery complex and shipbuilding, adding that both sides also offered mutual support at bilateral and multilateral forums.

He wished that Thailand would share experience in developing tourism, opening new tours to facilitate economic development and people-to-people exchange.

Vietnam always creates the best environment to attract Thai investors and tourists to the country, he said.

The host expressed his wish that in any position, the ambassador will further contribute to bilateral ties.

Ambassador Manopchai Vongphakdi, for his part, affirmed that Thailand wants to boost people-to-people exchange and investment cooperation between the two countries.

Thai government always asks firms to abide by Vietnam’s law, especially environment regulations, he said, adding that close and effective bilateral ties not only propel the development of the two countries forward but also the entire region.

The ambassador also vowed to foster bilateral ties in any future position.

As the traditional New Year festival of Thailand is coming, the PM sent a message of congratulations to his Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha.-VNA