Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receives Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Prawit Wongsuwan. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s consistent policy is to treasure and promote its traditional friendship and all-round cooperation with Thailand, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong has said.

Hosting a reception for Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Prawit Wongsuwan in Hanoi on January 23, the leader stressed that the Thai high-ranking military delegation’s visit to Vietnam will help enhance the friendship between the two militaries in particular, and the Vietnam-Thailand strategic partnership in general.

He took the occasion to thank the Thai government and people for assisting Vietnam during the period of national construction and defence.

Prawit Wongsuwan, for his part, informed Party General Secretary Trong of the outcomes of his talk with Vietnamese Minister of Defence Ngo Xuan Lich, affirming that he wants to step up cooperative ties with the Vietnamese army.

Thailand will closely work with Vietnam in promoting regional peace, stability, and cooperation, as well as effectively implementing the signed agreements, he said, adding that he strongly supports the promotion of the strategic partnership between the two countries. –VNA