The Thai royal family will continually support cooperation projects with Vietnam, helping bolster the friendship between the two countries, said Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn while meeting with Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan on May 8.

The Vice State President expressed her belief that under the reign of the Thai King, Thailand will achieve great development and consolidate its position worldwide.

She lauded the help of the Thai royal family and the princess as an UNESCO Ambassador to Vietnamese education sector, particularly the improvement of primary schools in Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Quang Ninh.

She also hailed the princess’ practical supports to scientific collaboration between the sides, which includes a research project on the planting of Vetiver grass to prevent soil erosion and create beautiful landscapes in Vietnam.

Both host and guest were pleased about the progress made by the two nations since their bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership was established in June 2013.

They agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation as the Vietnam-Thailand diplomatic ties will celebrate the 40 th anniversary in 2016.

During her time in Vietnam, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn met with top officials in central Da Nang city and Ho Chi Minh City, took part in an inauguration ceremony of a Thai study centre in Ho Chi Minh City, and visited Ninh My primary school in the Red River Delta province of Ninh Binh, among others.-VNA