ASIA NEWS NETWORK
WE KNOW ASIA BETTER
Vietnamese, Thai ruling parties tighten ties
Publication Date : 02-10-2013
The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Nguyen Phu Trong, has expressed his hope that Thailand's ruling Pheu Thai Party (PTP) will continue contributing to strengthening the two countries' strategic partnership.
Receiving PTP Senior Adviser Somchai Wongsawat in Ha Noi on Tuesday, the Vietnamese party leader noted that the two sides need to further enhance delegation exchanges and experience sharing in the implementation of economic development measures and national construction and development.
He said the PTP delegation's visit to Vietnam, from September 30 to October 4, at the invitation of the CPV Central Committee, marked an important milestone in the two Parties' relations.
Praising the outcomes of the talks between the CPV and PTP delegations, General Secretary Trong thanked the Thai government, ruled by the PTP, for its cooperation with Vietnam at regional and international forums and for its support for the Vietnamese community in Thailand.
Somchai Wongsawat, a former Thai Prime Minister, affirmed that the PTP would place greater efforts in boosting solidarity and the traditional friendship between the two peoples and the two parties.
The Thai visitor said that under the CPV leadership, Vietnam would realise its ambitions for industrialisation and modernisation and improve the country's standing in the region and international arena.
Earlier, Hoang Binh Quan, Head of CPVCC's Commission for External Relations, held talks with Somchai Wongsawat to discuss issues concerning their respective parties.
The two sides also discussed ways to strengthen relations between the two parties and implement the Vietnam-Thailand strategic partnership.