Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (L) and former Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Bhichai Rattakul (Source: VNA)
Hanoi(VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and former Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Bhichai Rattakul noted their hope that the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Thailand will be deepened in the time ahead.

The Thai guest is on a visit to Vietnam on the occasion of the 40 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries (August 6).

During their meeting in Hanoi on August 9, the two sides cherished the fruitful developments of the bilateral ties over the past four decades, especially the establishment of a strategic partnership in 2013.

Deputy PM and FM Minh hailed the two countries’ efforts in celebrating their 40-year diplomatic ties, including their exchange of visits and organisation of cultural and artistic events.

Bhichai Rattakul, in reply, said the Thai Government and people always attach importance and wish to push forward cooperation with Vietnam.

The former Thai Foreign Minister inked the joint communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic ties between Thailand and Vietnam in 1976.-VNA