President’s trip to Thailand is a success, says FM

(VOVWORLD) -President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visit to Thailand and his attendance of the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting from Wednesday to Saturday is a success, according to Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.

President’s trip to Thailand is a success, says FM - ảnh 1President Nguyen Xuan Phuc's trip creates a new milestone in Vietnam-Thailand relations. Photo: Vietnam and World Newspaper

The FM told the press that the trip has contributed to delivering the foreign policy of the 13th National Party Congress that is prioritizing the comprehensive development of relations with neighboring countries and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Thailand.

The visit is of significance as it marks an important milestone in the Vietnam-Thailand enhanced strategic partnership, creating a new impulse for the bilateral cooperation. It also carries the message on the resolve by the two countries leaders to make the partnership stronger, more comprehensive and more effective, the FM said.

He underlined results of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, saying President Phuc and the Vietnamese delegation had actively and proactively contributed to all activities of the event. Apart from a retreat session, the President attended dialogues with guests and businesspeople and delivered a speech at the APEC CEO Summit. He and representatives of ministries and agencies also had meetings with leaders of economies and leading groups in the world, the FM added.

The Vietnamese delegation raised new initiatives and ideas on the development and orientations of APEC in the current challenging period, Minister Son said, noting that Vietnam’s proposals were lauded by other members and included in the documents as they took into account the interests of all sectors of society and economies, as well as balancing short-term and long-term interests.

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