PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s activities in Thailand

A Vietnamese joint delegation of representatives from the Ho Chi Minh Museum, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visited and worked on the detailed zoning plan for the Ho Chi Minh memorial with the provincial authorities in Thailand and the Vietnamese Association in the province from September 21-26. The land for the complex is being provided by the Nakhon Phanom provincial government. The Vice Director of the Ho Chi Minh Museum, Nguyen Thuy Duc, said an important part of the complex will be a memorial room where overseas Vietnamese in Thailand can offer incense to ‘Uncle Ho’ during festivals and holidays. A ‘heritage house’ will be built to represent the period in 1928-1930 when Ho Chi Minh lived and worked in Thailand. A natural scene will also be created including the star fruit and coconut trees planted by Ho Chi Minh. In addition, the Ho Chi Minh memorial will be linked to the Thailand-Vietnam Friendship Village by a short road. Ms. Thuy Duc added that when the construction of the memorial is finished, the Ho Chi Minh Museum, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will provide supplementary information introducing the past, present and future ties between Vietnam and Thailand. Vietnamese expatriates in Thailand have longed for a special place to offer incense in memory of ‘Uncle Ho’ on important Vietnamese occasions. This memorial will satisfy the demands of overseas Vietnamese in Thailand as well as foreign…... [read more]

The host and guest talked about the latest political and socio- economic situation in their countries and exchanged views on issues of mutual concern. They agreed that strengthening and expanding bilateral cooperation would make the two countries the main pillars in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Speaker Somsak told the Vietnamese diplomat that he agreed upon a plan to sign a bilateral labour cooperation between Thailand and Vietnam. He suggested the two countries cooperate in foreign exchange market and other areas. He expressed his hope that the two countries would boost cooperation as they boast in rice resources and close neighbourliness. Ambassador Thang expressed his hope that the new Thai government and parliament would continue expand relations with Vietnam, especially the linkage between central Vietnam and northeastern Thailand, where a bridge spanning over the Mekong river is going to open to traffic. He stressed that the construction of President Ho Chi Minh relic sites and a Thailand-Vietnam Friendship Village, which is expected to be completed in 2015, will be symbols of friendship between the two countries and facilitate the expansion of bilateral ties and contribute to building the ASEAN Community. The Vietnamese diplomat mentioned the progress in cooperation in security and national defence between the two countries, as well as cooperation programmes within the framework of ASEAN and situation and settlement of issues in the East Sea. He expressed his wish that Thailand would have an active, common standpoint to contribute to strengthening ASEAN role in the region.…... [read more]

Arriving in Hanoi, Party chief Trong sent a message to the Thai Prime Minister, saying he was pleased with the good outcomes of his visit. He said that the outcomes of the visit, especially the agreement to establish the Thailand-Vietnam strategic partnership, the first of its kind between the two ASEAN states, will serve as solid ground to further foster their bilateral ties in a more effective and comprehensive manner for the benefit of both nations, peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region. He expressed his wishes that under the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the dear sighted leadership of the Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra–led Royal Government, Thailand continues growing in a stronger and more comprehensive manner, and promoting its increasingly important role in the region and the world. As part of his visit to Thailand , the General Secretary visited Nakhon Phanom, a northeastern province of Thailand, where he was led to the Thailand-Vietnam friendship village, a memorial area where late President Ho Chi Minh stayed in July 1928 and where a Vietnamese community lives in the host locality. At a gathering with a host of Vietnamese expatriates, Trong reaffirmed that the Party and State’s policies pay great attention to overseas Vietnamese, considering them as an integral part of the Vietnamese nation. He said he hopes the overseas Vietnamese in Thailand will unceasingly promote patriotic tradition and national pride, play active roles in the host localities’ socio-economic development and serve as a bridge to further elevate the…... [read more]

The construction of a site in memory of late Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh has started in East village, Pamakab district, the Thai province of Phichit. As part of a project on building the Thailand-Vietnam Friendship Village, the work covers an area of nearly 8,000 square metres donated by local residents. The site is expected to be completed by 2015 to mark the 125th birth anniversary of President Ho (May 19). Ho Chi Minh lived and worked in the village for a month in the autumn of 1928 before moving to north-eastern provinces.-VNA... [read more]

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and his entourage arrived back in Hanoi on June 27, wrapping up his three-day official visit to Thailand at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.    Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong meets Vietnamese community in Nakhon Phanom province before concluding his Thailand visit.   Arriving in Hanoi, Party chief Trong sent a message to the Thai Prime Minister, saying he was pleased with the good outcomes of his visit.    He said that the outcomes of the visit, especially the agreement to establish the Thailand-Vietnam strategic partnership, the first of its kind between the two ASEAN states, will serve as solid ground to further foster their bilateral ties in a more effective and comprehensive manner for the benefit of both nations, peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region.    He expressed his wishes that under the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the dear sighted leadership of the Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra-led Royal Government, Thailand continues growing in a stronger and more comprehensive manner, and promoting its increasingly important role in the region and the world.    As part of his visit to Thailand, the General Secretary visited Nakhon Phanom, a northeastern province of Thailand, where he was led to the Thailand-Vietnam friendship village, a memorial area where late President Ho Chi Minh stayed in July 1928 and where a Vietnamese community lives in the host locality.    At a gathering with a host of…... [read more]

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong and his entourage left Hanoi on June 25, starting his three-day official visit to Thailand at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. He was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Head of the CPV Central Committee's Commission for External Affairs Hoang Binh Quan, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, among others. According to Hoang Binh Quan, Party leader Trong is scheduled to hold talks with Yingluck and meet with the Thai King, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate of Thailand. He will also host receptions for leaders of Thai political parties and visit Nakhon Phanom province, a memorial area dedicated to late President Ho Chi Minh, the Thailand-Vietnam friendship village and several economic and cultural facilities in the country. The two sides are expected to issue a joint statement on the official establishment of the strategic partnership, ushering in a new chapter in their bilateral ties. Vietnam and Thailand established their diplomatic ties in August 1976. Economic and trade ties between the two countries have been expanded, particularly in rice production and export, finance, transport and oil and gas. Last year, two-way trade hit 8.62 billion USD. Thailand now ranks tenth out of Vietnam's 96 investors with 300 projects worth a total of 6.11 billion USD. Vietnam has invested in seven projects in Thailand with a total…... [read more]

President to visit Indonesia President Truong Tan Sang will pay a State-level visit to Indonesia from June 27-28. The visit will be made at the invitation of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Party chief's visit to lift Vietnam-Thailand ties Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's upcoming official visit to Thailand is expected to raise the Vietnam-Thailand relationship to a new height and boost the fine friendship as well as mutual trust and understanding between the two countries. Hoang Binh Quan, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee's Commission for External Relations, made the remark in his interview granted to the press on the threshold of the visit. The June 25-27 visit, which is made at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, is the second to Thailand by a Vietnamese Party General Secretary, Quan said, adding that the first one was made by then General Secretary Do Muoi in 1993. He said the visit takes place in the context of the fruitful development of the Vietnam-Thailand relationship, noting that the two neighbouring countries have nurtured their traditional friendship and diplomatic ties for 37 years. In recent years, the two sides have regularly exchanged high-ranking delegations and resumed the second Thailand-Vietnam Joint Cabinet Retreat in October last year. Their economic and trade links have been expanded and deepened while bilateral cooperation in other areas such as security, national defence, culture, tourism, education and training has also seen significant developments, he added. According to Hoang Binh Quan, the…... [read more]

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's upcoming official visit to Thailand is expected to raise the Vietnam-Thailand relationship to a new height and boost the fine friendship as well as mutual trust and understanding between the two countries. Hoang Binh Quan, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee's Commission for External Relations, made the remark in his interview granted to the press on the threshold of the visit. The June 25-27 visit, which is made at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, is the second to Thailand by a Vietnamese Party General Secretary, Quan said, adding that the first one was made by then General Secretary Do Muoi in 1993. He said the visit takes place in the context of the fruitful development of the Vietnam-Thailand relationship, noting that the two neighbouring countries have nurtured their traditional friendship and diplomatic ties for 37 years. In recent years, the two sides have regularly exchanged high-ranking delegations and resumed the second Thailand-Vietnam Joint Cabinet Retreat in October last year. Their economic and trade links have been expanded and deepened while bilateral cooperation in other areas such as security, national defence, culture, tourism, education and training has also seen significant developments, he added. According to Hoang Binh Quan, the visit is made at a time when the Asia-Pacific region, including Southeast Asia, is becoming the world's political-economic centre. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is increasing intra-bloc connectivity with a determination to accelerate the Roadmap for an…... [read more]

Thai scholars have donated a documentary series on President Ho Chi Minh's travels through Thailand to Vietnam, on Monday. Officials from the state-owned television station, VTV4, accepted the gift at a ceremony held in Hanoi. The series, entitled Linh hon Viet Nam (Spirit of Vietnam), consists of 15 episodes - each 15 minutes long. Artha Nantachukra, Phd. and four of his co-workers produced the series during a two-year period with financial support from the Vietnamese community in Thailand. Nantachukra currently serves as deputy head of the Maha Sarakham University's History Department in Maha Sarakham Province. Nantachukra researched Thai ethnic groups in Vietnam's northeastern region while preparing his doctorate thesis at Hanoi National University between 1995 and 1999. He also initiated the building of a Thailand-Vietnam friendship village at Nachok Village in Thailand's Nakhon Phanom Province, where President Ho Chi Minh lived most of the time he worked in the country. The series documents the year (1928-29) that President Ho Chi Minh spent living and working in Vietnamese communities throughout Thailand. The series aims to explore the daily life of Vietnamese people in Thailand as well as explore the broad support he enjoyed from the expatriate communities there. According to Bach Ngoc Chien, chief executive of channel VTV4, the series will be broadcast in June to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the day Ho Chi Minh left Vietnam to go abroad to seek for independence and freedom from colonialism. Chien also announced that other VTV channels will broadcast the series, later…... [read more]

State Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan has arrived in Bangkok for an official visit to Thailand from June 20-24 at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. During her four-day visit, Mrs Doan will meet with Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and hold talks with PM Yingluck Shinawatra on measures to boost bilateral cooperation. She will visit the Thailand-Vietnam Friendship Village in Nakhon Phanom province where late President Ho Chi Minh once lived and worked from 1928-1929 as part of his overseas trip to find ways to save the nation. Vice President Doan will also meet overseas Vietnamese in Khon Kaen province and the provincial governor, and visit the one-pillar pagoda project at Thailand-Vietnam Friendship Park- a symbol of Vietnam-Thailand friendship. Mrs Doan’s visit will help further strengthen solidarity and friendship between the two countries’ people.... [read more]




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