President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) of Thailand Pornpetch Wichitcholchai (L) meets with ational Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President of the National
Legislative Assembly (NLA) of Thailand Pornpetch Wichitcholchai left Hanoi on
August 16, concluding his four-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation
of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

During his stay in Vietnam, President Wichitcholchai held
talks with NA Chairwoman Ngan, paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Nguyen
Xuan Phuc and met with the Vietnam-Thailand Parliamentary Friendship Group.

At these meetings, the two sides expressed their delight
at the development of Vietnam-Thailand relations in recent years with the
regular exchange of high-ranking delegations.


The two sides agreed that functional agencies of the two
legislatures will closely supervise the implementation of the cooperation
agreements signed between the two governments and maintain the exchange of delegations
at all levels while the two parliamentary friendship groups will also
strengthen their cooperative ties.

They held that parliamentarians of Vietnam and Thailand
should share viewpoints and support each other at international and regional
inter-parliamentary forums in issues of mutual concern, thereby contributing to
the building of a peaceful, stable and developed Asia-Pacific region.

The leaders agreed to create better conditions for
businesses from the two nations to meet in order to boost bilateral trade and
investment relations.

Thailand hoped that more Vietnamese investors would do business
in the country, adding that
the two legislative agencies are ready to work together to resolve obstacles
facing investors.

They discussed ways to accelerate the signing of a new memorandum of understanding on
agricultural cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand, and the signing of an
agreement on setting up a hotline for offshore fishing activities.-VNA