President leaves for Thailand visit, 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

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(VOVWORLD) - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his spouse, and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam left Hanoi on Wednesday for an official visit to Thailand and attendance in the 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.
President leaves for Thailand visit, 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting - ảnh 1President Nguyen Xuan Phuc leaves for Thailand visit, 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (Photo: VNA)

The trip is made at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

The visit will create a new impulse for the two countries’ enhanced strategic partnership, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc.

Talking to the press, Deputy Minister Ngoc said the trip holds special importance to both countries as it will mark the official resumption of in-person mutual visits and thus, further promote the two countries’ comprehensive cooperation.

President leaves for Thailand visit, 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting - ảnh 2Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc (Photo:

Mr. Ngoc said: "This is an occasion for Vietnamese and Thai leaders to discuss major orientations for further promoting economic, trade, and investment links; expanding cooperation to new and potential areas like digital economy, digital transformation, and green economy; and stepping up cooperation in culture, education, sports, people-to-people exchange, and locality-to-locality ties."

"The two sides are expected to sign a number of cooperative documents. I believe that the President’s visit to Thailand will deliver a strong message about the two countries’ leaders’ determination to foster the Vietnam-Thailand comprehensive partnership and contribute to ASEAN’s unity for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world,' said Mr. Ngoc.

During the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, President Phuc will engage in a number of multilateral and bilateral activities, including two in-depth discussions where he and heads of delegations from 21 member economies will look into the situation, solutions to difficulties, and measures for accelerating economic recovery and boosting balanced, sustainable, and inclusive growth.

This is a chance for Vietnam to share its viewpoints and experience and suggest orientations so that APEC cooperation will contribute more effectively to the settlement of common challenges in the region, for the sake of all members, according to Ngoc.

He added that the Vietnamese delegation will make active, proactive, and responsible participation in meetings; uphold the dialogue and solidarity spirit and multilateralism; and join other members to seek solutions to help APEC surmount difficulties and challenges, protect the obtained achievements and core values of cooperation, and continue developing strongly in the future.

Through the APEC meeting, Vietnam will show international friends and businesses itself as a dynamic and creative economy with fast and sustainable development.

In the time to come, it will continue joining other APEC members to overcome challenges and build an open, dynamic, resilient, and peaceful Asia-Pacific community, the deputy minister noted.