PM meets with overseas Vietnamese in Thailand

Bangkok (VNA) Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on June 23 visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand and talked with its staff and representatives of the Vietnamese community on the occasion of his attendance at the 34th ASEAN Summit.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Nguyen Hai Bang reported to the PM that the relations between Vietnam and Thailand are developing well in various fields. Two-way trade is likely to reach 20 billion USD in 2020, he said.

The diplomat said Vietnamese people in Thailand always trust in the Vietnamese Party and State's policies and they are serving as a bridge to connect the two countries.

Trinh Cao Son, chairman of the association of Vietnamese-Thai people, pledged to spare no efforts to build a strong Vietnamese community, preserve national cultural identities, and increase mutual understanding and friendship between the Vietnamese and Thai people.

After listening to the aspirations of overseas Vietnamese in Thailand, PM Phuc informed them the country's remarkable achievements in economy and politics.

While evaluating the relations between Vietnam and Thailand, he said the two countries are enjoying the best relationship in their history, adding that the rapport between the two PMs is deeply close.

PM Phuc said in his bilateral meeting with Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit, the two countries' proposals were all taken in account and they agreed to hold the joint cabinet meeting at the year-end.

He asked the Vietnamese community to continue supporting one another in preserving their cultural traditions, particularly the Vietnamese language and script.

The Government leader encouraged them to facilitate their younger generations in studying to become researchers and scientists in a developed society.

He stressed that each Vietnamese should become a bridge attracting Thai tourists and investors to Vietnam and bringing Vietnamese goods to Thailand.

In the afternoon of the same day, PM Phuc and his entourage left Bangkok, concluding his trip to attend the 34th ASEAN Summit.-VNA

Source: Vietnam News Agency