Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha appreciated Vietnam in facilitating operations of Thai enterprises involved in oil gas and fishing in the country at his meeting with President Truong Tan Sang in Hanoi on November 27.

Both countries should use their current road and seaway transportation routes to form joint tourism-served tours, he told the President.

He stressed the necessity to reinforce collaboration among the ASEAN member states, especially between Thailand and Vietnam in the rapidly changing world.

The Thai PM said he believed that the traditional friendship foundation will support Vietnam- Thailand coordination at international forums.

President Truong Tan Sang confirmed that Vietnam treasures and is willing to intensify its ties with Thailand.

He affirmed Vietnam’s commitment to facilitating the implementation of cooperation programmes between the two countries’ ministries and businesses.

Concurring with the Thai PM’s proposal of expanding cooperation among ASEAN members, the State leader hoped that with its role as ASEAN’s coordinator at regional forums, Thailand will help address difficulties facing the bloc and build a united ASEAN community.

On the same day, the guest was received by National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, who expressed his belief that the visit will push for stronger bilateral ties, particularly in politics, economics, security, defence, tourism, culture and education.

Both sides agreed to enhance parliamentary cooperation through all-level delegation exchanges and experience sharing.

The host took this occasion to invite Thai parliamentary leaders to attend the 132 nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Hanoi in 2015.-VNA