Party chief’s Indonesia visit to tighten bilateral ties

On this occasion, Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy granted an interview outlining the outcomes of the visit. Reporter: Could you please give us a brief on the results of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s recent visit to Thailand, Mr. Deputy Minister? Deputy Minister Dang Dinh Quy: At the invitation of the Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, led a high-ranking delegation to pay an official visit to Thailand from August 17 to 19. During the visit, in the spirit of trust and openness, the two Prime Ministers had a frank discussion on the multilateral and bilateral cooperation matters. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc  in Thailand’s Nakhon Phanom province on August 19. Photo: nhandan.com.vn On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN, apart from discussing strategic issues, the two PMs also touched on measures aimed at further consolidating the ASEAN community, maintaining the bloc’s central role, and strengthening cooperation among the member states through sub-regional cooperation programs and projects. On the bilateral issues, the two PMs agreed to push up negotiations on extradition and judiciary support agreements. The two sides also talked about a bilateral labor agreement which facilitates the ability of Vietnamese workers to work in Thailand legally. Notably, the visit focused on promoting the economic ties between the two countries. Vietnam has a strong economic relation with Thailand, ranking the first among the economic ties between Vietnam and other ASEAN…... [read more]

Deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Nguyen Huy Tang said this is a historic visit in bilateral relations as it is the first visit made by a Party chief to Indonesia since late President Ho Chi Minh’s visit in 1959, and the first visit made by a top Vietnamese leader since the two nations established a strategic partnership in June 2013.  Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong The visit also aims to reaffirm Vietnam’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development, and attaching importance to relations with neighbors and partners in ASEAN, he added. Vietnam and Indonesia established diplomatic ties on December 30, 1955. Indonesia is an important partner of Vietnam, while Vietnam is the only ASEAN country Indonesia has a strategic partnership with. They have inked numerous cooperation agreements, including memoranda of understanding on cooperation in fisheries and sea-related issues, agriculture and finance. Various cooperative mechanisms have also been established, including the bilateral cooperation committee at the foreign ministerial level, and a joint committee on economic cooperation. In recent years, two-way trade has grown well. Import-export turnover increased from 4.6 billion USD in 2012 to 5.6 billion USD in 2016 with average growth of 5 percent. The two countries are striving for 10 billion USD in bilateral trade by 2018. As of April, Indonesia ranked fifth in ASEAN and 30th among the 105 nations and territories investing in Vietnam, with 59 projects,…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a high-ranking delegation paid an official visit to Thailand from August 17-19 at the invitation of Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha. During the visit, the two sides issued a joint statement. Following is the full text of the joint statement: 1. His Excellency Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and his wife paid an official visit to Thailand from August 17-19, 2017 at the invitation of His Excellency General (Ret.) Prayut Chan-ocha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand. 2. Prime Minister Phuc’s delegation included His Excellency Mai Tien Dung, Minister – Chairman of the Government Office; His Excellency Mr. Tran Tuan Anh, Minister of Industry and Trade; His Excellency Mr. Chu Ngoc Anh, Minister of Science and Technology; His Excellency Mr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; His Excellency Mr. Truong Minh Tuan, Minister of Information and Communications, His Excellency Mr. Le Minh Hung, Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, as well as other distinguished representatives from various ministries and agencies. 3. During the visit, Prime Minister Phuc was accorded a ceremonial welcome and had a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Prayut, who hosted dinner in Prime Minister Phuc’s honour. Prime Minister Phuc paid courtesy calls on President of Legislative Committee; President of Privy Council General Prem Tinsulanonda and met with Chairman of Thailand – Vietnam Friendship Association, Mr. Prachuab Chaiyasan; CEO of leading Thai…... [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Vietnamese nationals in Thailand (Source: VNA) Bangkok (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his entourage arrived in Hanoi on August 19, concluding the first official visit to Thailand at the invitation of his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-ocha. During talks, the two PMs vowed to lift bilateral trade to 20 billion USD before 2020 by helping each other become regional trade hub and encouraging Thai investment in tourism, support industry, finance-banking, science-technology, agro-fisheries. The two sides reaffirmed the significance of maintaining peace, security, stability and maritime safety and freedom in the East Sea.   Concerned parties need to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC); building, maintaining and improving mutual trust; respecting the principles of exercising self-restraint and banning use of force; and settling differences and disputes by peaceful means in line with international law, including 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), they said. They reiterated their support for ASEAN and China to soon reach a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC). The Vietnamese PM, President of the Thai National Legislative Assembly Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, and President of the Thai Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda hailed significant progresses in the framework of the 2014-2018 Action Plan to implement the Thailand – Vietnam strategic partnership, and agreed to continue fostering bilateral links. The two PMs also witnessed the signing…... [read more]

During talks, the two PMs vowed to lift bilateral trade to USD 20 billion before 2020 by helping each other become regional trade hub and encouraging Thai investment in tourism, support industry, finance-banking, science-technology, agro-fisheries. The two sides reaffirmed the significance of maintaining peace, security, stability and maritime safety and freedom in the East Sea (South China Sea). Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Vietnamese nationals in Thailand. Concerned parties need to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC); building, maintaining and improving mutual trust; respecting the principles of exercising self-restraint and banning use of force; and settling differences and disputes by peaceful means in line with international law, including 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), they said. They reiterated their support for ASEAN and China to soon reach a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC). The Vietnamese PM, President of the Thai National Legislative Assembly Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, and President of the Thai Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda hailed significant progresses in the framework of the 2014-2018 Action Plan to implement the Thailand – Vietnam strategic partnership, and agreed to continue fostering bilateral links. The two PMs also witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement on science-technology and innovation between Vietnamese and Thai governments, memorandums of understanding on economy, trade, post and telecommunications and banking between ministries and agencies, and others between localities and businesses. PM…... [read more]

The event was co-organized by Thailand- Vietnam Enterprises Association, Kashikom Bank of Thailand, the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam and Vietnam Embassy to Thailand with the participation of 500 firms of the countries. At the forum, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that the two- way trade turnover of Vietnam and Thailand reached more than US$ 12.5 billion after four years of the establishment of the strategic partnership ties. Thailand has had around 470 investment projects into Vietnam with total capital of over US$ 8 billion so far. In the tourism sector, around 830, 000 Vietnamese travelers had arrived in Thailand, and Vietnam had attracted nearly 270,000 tourists from Thailand. He said that Vietnam has been promoting Merge and Acquisition ( M& A) activities in combination with state-owned enterprises equalization in the fields of transport, infrastructure,food, agriculture, telecommunications, trade and services,tourism and construction… The country also continues encouraging startup activities between domestic and global enterprises and creating advantages for foreign investors into the market.   At the meeting with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, both sides discussed about organizing of annual and once in two year-meetings to solve difficulties for investors and other issues. Under the witness of the Prime Ministers, the nations’ enterprises exchanged the cooperation agreements and documents in the fields of electrical power, high-tech agriculture, goods distribution, agricultural product purchase, construction ... Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends in an opening ceremony of Vietnamese Goods Week in Bangkok capital of Thailand  Thai…... [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the “Viet Nam – Thailand Economic Cooperation Forum” held in Bangkok on Friday. — VNA Photo Thong Nhat Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his hope that Thai businesses would make the most of co-operation and investment opportunities in Viet Nam, especially in the context of Viet Nam promoting mergers and acquisitions along with the equitisation of State-owned enterprises (SOEs). He made the remarks while addressing the “Viet Nam – Thailand Economic Co-operation Forum” held in Bangkok on Friday. PM Phuc was attending the event as part of his three-day visit to Thailand from August 17-19 at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The forum, hosted by the Thai Business Association in Viet Nam, Thailand’s Kasikornbank (KBank) in co-operation with the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Viet Nam and the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand, featured some 500 firms from both Thailand and Viet Nam. Phuc said Viet Nam was stepping up merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in combination with equitisation of State enterprises in transport, infrastructure, food, agriculture, telecommunication, trade, services, tourism and construction. The Vietnamese Government leader invited Thai businesses to become shareholders of Viet Nam’s State-owned groups and corporations. According to the PM, since the two countries established a strategic partnership in 2013, co-operation between Viet Nam and Thailand has flourished, with bilateral trade turnover increasing from US$5.78 billion in 2009 to $12.5 billion in 2016. Thailand now has…... [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc expressed his hope that Thai businesses would make the most of co-operation and investment opportunities in Việt Nam, especially in the context of Việt Nam promoting mergers and acquisitions along with the equitisation of State-owned enterprises (SOEs). Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc addresses the “Việt Nam – Thailand Economic Cooperation Forum” held in Bangkok on Friday. - VNA Photo He made the remarks while addressing the “Việt Nam – Thailand Economic Co-operation Forum” held in Bangkok on Friday. PM Phúc was attending the event as part of his three-day visit to Thailand from August 17-19 at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The forum, hosted by the Thai Business Association in Việt Nam, Thailand’s Kasikornbank (KBank) in co-operation with the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Việt Nam and the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand, featured some 500 firms from both Thailand and Việt Nam. Phúc said Việt Nam was stepping up merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in combination with equitisation of State enterprises in transport, infrastructure, food, agriculture, telecommunication, trade, services, tourism and construction. The Vietnamese Government leader invited Thai businesses to become shareholders of Việt Nam’s State-owned groups and corporations. According to the PM, since the two countries established a strategic partnership in 2013, co-operation between Việt Nam and Thailand has flourished, with bilateral trade turnover increasing from US$5.78 billion in 2009 to $12.5 billion…... [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomed by officials of the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand and the Vietnamese community in Bangkok (Photo: VNA) Bangkok (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 18 met with officials of the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand and the Vietnamese community in Bangkok, during which he lauded the community’s solidarity and mutual support to integrate into local society and contribute to the motherland’s development. He affirmed that the Party and State always pay close attention to overseas Vietnamese in general and the Vietnamese community in Thailand in particular, while expressing delight at the growth of the community. Regarding the outcomes of his talks and meetings with Thai leaders, the PM said that both sides shared delight at the strong growth of cooperation between the two countries over the past 40 years, especially since the two sides set up a strategic partnership in 2013. PM Phuc said that he asked Thailand to continue creating favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community and issue passports to elderly Vietnamese. Earlier the same day, the Government leader hosted a reception for President of the Thailand-Vietnam Friendship Association Prachuap Chaiyasan. Lauding the practical activities that the association has held over the past years to boost the traditional friendship between the two countries, the PM said Vietnam always attaches much importance to people-to-people diplomacy. He said he hopes the association will continue its efforts to strengthen tourism collaboration between the two countries, while helping connecting…... [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (fifth, right) meets  President of Thailand’s Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda (fourth, right). (Photo: VNA) Bangkok (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 18 had meetings with President of Thailand’s Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda and President of Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly Pornpetch Wichitcholchai as part of his ongoing visit to Thailand. At the meeting with President of Thailand’s Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda, PM Phuc hailed the attention of the Thai Royal Family to the development of friendship and all-round cooperation with Vietnam over the past years, and thanked the Royal Family in supporting the Vietnamese community in the country. Prem Tinsulanonda said that the Thai Royal Family and Government always treasure and prioritise ties with Vietnam, considering Vietnam as an important partner in the region, noting that Vietnam is the only strategic partner of Thailand in ASEAN. He expressed delight at the signing of many important cooperation agreements on the occasion of PM Phuc’s visit, saying he believes the visit will help further deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries. He also noted that the Vietnamese community has made positive contributions to the development of Thailand as well as the growth of partnership between the two countries. At the meeting with President of the Thai National Legislative Assembly Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, PM Phuc congratulated Thailand on the new Constitution, adding that he believes Thailand will successfully organise the upcoming election. He suggested that legislative bodies of both sides…... [read more]




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