Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung welcomed General Prawit Wongsuwon, Thai Deputy PM and Defence Minister, in Hanoi on January 14, during which he iterated Vietnam’s wish for a stable and growing future for Thailand.

The PM expressed his delight at the development of the two countries’ friendly relationship and strategic partnership, saying that the guest’s visit to Vietnam on this occasion will help to further deepen the bilateral ties.

Vietnam wants to work with Thailand to implement collaborative programmes towards their strategic partnership and their common development, for peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the ASEAN region and around the world, he added.

Speaking highly of the outcomes of talks between Prawit Wongsuwon and Vietnamese Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh, the PM suggested both sides initiate signed agreements and continue coordinating in conducting joint sea patrols and addressing other fishing-related issues.

The Vietnamese Government leader also called for increased efforts to step up cooperation in trade, investment, tourism, and transport.

He affirmed that the Government welcomes and creates favourable conditions for Thai investors to conduct long-term business in Vietnam, and encouraged accelerating negotiations on a memorandum of understanding of labour cooperation.

Concurring with the host’s proposals, Prawit Wongsuwon shared that during his visit, both sides discussed numerous measures to boost bilateral ties, especially in national defence.

He agreed to tighten cooperation in various fields and at regional and international forums.-VNA