President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his wife, and a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation landed at the Royal Thai Airbase in Bangkok on Wednesday, beginning an official visit to Thailand and attendance of the 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. They were welcomed at the airport by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife with a 21-cannon salute.
After the welcoming ceremony, talks were held between the two leaders.
|The welcoming ceremony for President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his wife at the Government House on November 16, 2022. Photo: VOV Thailand
During an interview with the Voice of Vietnam’s correspondent in Thailand ahead of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visit, Thai Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanee Sangrat talked about prospects of bilateral cooperation.
“There's great potential of relationship and cooperation between our two countries. Vietnam has a growing and emerging economy with relatively young population of close to a hundred million. It's an important market for Thailand and other countries, and an important investment destination for Thailand as well."
"We can build on our relationship and our cooperation with Vietnam. We should work more on the strength and continuity of our supply chains, because of the production of the products in the region, the regionalization of investment,” he said.
|Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha invites President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to review the Guard of Honor. Photo: VOV Thailand