Thai PM suggests more air routes to boost tourism
07:58 | 12/11/2017

VGP - PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha held a bilateral meeting to discuss ways to to promote the Viet Nam-Thailand Strategic Partnership more effective and sustainable on the sidelines of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in central Da Nang city on November 11.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) receives Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha, Da Nang City, November 11, 2017 - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

PM Phuc congratulated Thailand on its adoption of a new Constitution and expressed his belief that Thailand would successfully hold the general election next year, consolidating the country’s social stability and economic development and contributing to the building of the ASEAN Community.

At the meeting, the two leaders consented to soon organize the third Meeting of the Joint Committee for Bilateral Cooperation in Thailand in preparation for the fourth Joint Cabinet Retreat in early 2018.

They agreed to enhance cooperation in rice production and foster transport connectivity among Viet Nam, Thailand and others in the Mekong sub-region. 

PM Phuc proposed Thailand better facilitate Vietnamese products in the Thai market and encourage Thai investors to do business in Viet Nam. 

He expected Thai authorities to settle issues related to Vietnamese fishermen and fishing boats in the spirit of humanity and suggested the two countries’ marine law enforcement forces to increase cooperation efficiency.

Referring to Thai Vietjet Air permitted to operate in Thailand, PM Prayuth Chan-ocha affirmed to facilitate the opening of more air routes to attract more visitors from the two sides.

He expressed his desires to foster cooperation between Thai navy and Viet Nam coast guard forces in handling violations and emerging issues at sea.

The two PMs also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern, agreeing that peace, stability and freedom of navigation in the region should be maintained.

By Thuy Dung

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