10:21 | 10/08/2016 Cooperation
On August 9, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), and the Thai Embassy in Vietnam celebrated the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Thailand diplomatic ties.
In his speech at the celebration, Thai Ambassador to Vietnam Manopchai Vongphakdi expressed his pleasure at the flourishing relations between the two nations over the past four decades which have been lifted to a strategic partnership covering a broad array of fields ranging from politics and security to economy, trade, investment, culture, education and people-to-people exchange.
Chairman of Vietnam-Thailand Friendship Association,Ta Quang Ngoc, said greater attention has been paid to cross-cultural exchanges in addition to strengthening bilateral relations across the board, adding that the Vietnam-Thailand and Thailand-Vietnam Friendship Associations have seen flourishing collaboration over recent years.
On this occasion, the associations are set to hold an exchange between the two countries’ people in Thailand in November to elevate bilateral relations to a higher level.
With 392 projects worth US$7 billion last year, Thailand was the fifth largest trade partner and also the 10th largest investor of Vietnam./.