Hanoi (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh
hosted a reception for Thai Ambassador to Vietnam Tanee Sangrat in Hanoi on
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh (R) and Thai
Ambassador to Vietnam Tanee Sangrat (Source: VNA)
At the function, the Vietnamese leader highlighted
the strong development of the bilateral relations across fields, and
suggested the two sides continuously implement cooperation mechanisms,
especially the joint cabinet meeting, the Vietnam-Thailand Joint
Committee for Bilateral Cooperation, and political consultations between the
two foreign ministries.
He applauded and expressed his support for a number
of projects and events that will be hosted by the Thai Embassy in the coming
time, especially a project to build a hospital for poor people in central
Nghe An province, and the Thailand Festival in Vietnam.
Ambassador Tanee Sangrat showed his joy at the
increasing tourism cooperation and enhanced people-to-people exchange
between the two nations in recent time.
In the first five months of 2019, Vietnam received
216,000 tourists from Thailand, nearly 50 percent higher than that of the
same period last year.
The diplomat said Thailand is now the 8th largest
foreign investor in Vietnam and its investment to Vietnam is expected to be
expanded in the coming time with a number of projects from SCG, Thaibev and