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Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister, ACM Prajin Juntong, and the Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Marise Payne, discussed bilateral cooperation for the prosperity and security of both countries.

The Australian official paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Prime Minister at Government House, Bangkok, on January 10.

During the meeting, Thailand has pledged to work closely with Australia on the suppression of drugs and human trafficking.

Ms. Payne said the two countries have long enjoyed a close relationship. She said Australia is willing to share its expertise and work with Thailand and other countries in the region to solve transnational crimes. She added that Australia supports Thailand as the chairmanship of the ASEAN this year.

After the meeting, the Australian Foreign Affairs Minister and Thailand's Digital Economy and Society Minister, Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cyber and digital cooperation between the Thai and Australian governments to help increase Thailand’s and the region's capabilities against cyber threats. – NNT/VNA