Thai police commits to investigate the shooting of Vietnamese fishermen

(VOVworld) – Minister Counsellor Pham Thanh Nam at the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand met Thai police’s Public Affairs Division director Major-General Apichart Suribunya in Bangkok on September 21 to discuss the recent shooting that killed one Vietnamese fisherman and injured 2 others at sea.

Thai police commits to investigate the shooting of Vietnamese fishermen - ảnh 1
A Vietnamese fishing boat


Major-General Apichart Suribunya said Thailand will investigate the case in an open and transparent manner and ensure that those determined to be guilty will be tried in accordance with the law. The Thai government will inform the Vietnamese Government on the outcomes of the investigation as soon as possible.
On September 17, Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a diplomatic note requesting Thai authorities verify the incident and take strict measures against those involved in breaking the law. 
The same day, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh also asked Thailand to scrutinise the case as well as adequately compensate the human and property losses of Vietnamese fishermen, and prevent the recurrence of such incidents which can negatively affecting the two countries’ strategic partnership.

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