PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Thai counterpart
Updated : Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:11 AM (GMT+0700)

PrimeMinister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha inPhnom Penh on January 10, on the sidelines of the 2nd Mekong-LancangCooperation (MLC) Leaders’ Meeting.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha meet
on the sidelines of the 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Leaders’ Meeting - Photo: VNA

The two Prime Ministersexpressed delight at the development of bilateral ties across the fields ofpolitics-diplomacy, investment, trade, security-defence and judicialmatters. 

They noted that bilateraltrade value grew 20 percent in 2017 to reach 15 billion USD.

The two sides alsocoordinated closely at regional and international forums such as ASEAN, APECand GMS.

PM Phuc hailed Thailand’scontributions to promoting cooperation in the Mekong sub-region and in the MLCframework, and asked Thailand to bring into play its role in ensuring waterresource security and sustainable use of Mekong water resource.

The Thai PM said Thailand isready to work with Vietnam in organising the summit of the Greater MekongSub-region in March.

Discussing measures tofurther expand the bilateral partnership, PM Phuc requested that Thailandcreate more favourable conditions for Vietnamese goods to enter its market.

Phuc took the occasion tothank the Thai Government for creating conditions for the Vietnamese communityin Thailand to settle down and contribute to Thailand’s socio-economicdevelopment as well as serve as a bridge for Vietnam-Thailand friendship.

On the evening of January10, PM Phuc and the Vietnamese delegation left Phnom Penh for home, concludinghis trip to Cambodia to attend the 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation(MLC) Leaders’ Meeting at the invitation of Cambodian PM Samdech Techo HunSen.


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