Promoting cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand’s Udon Thani province
At the event (Photo: VNA)

At the event (Photo: VNA)

According to the Governor of Udon Thani province Sayam Sirimongkorn highly appreciated the Vietnamese community in Thailand and in Udon Thani in particular. They have always showed a great sense of solidarity, complied with the law and made significant contributions to the locality, he said.

The governor has asked for the Vietnamese Embassy’s support to make the province a leading locality in northeastern Thailand in terms of fostering economic and cultural cooperation with Vietnam.

The Vietnamese Ambassador expressed his thanks to the provincial authorities for offering valuable support to the Vietnamese community, voicing his hopes that the Udon Thani leaders will continue to create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community and help them in terms of policies and law, as well as supporting the work of local Vietnamese associations.

The two sides should strengthen the discussion of cooperation opportunities, including coordinating on the organisation of the Vietnam-Thailand Business Forum in Udon Thani in Q2 2021, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Thailand diplomatic ties, the ambassador said.

During a meeting with Vichian Khaokham, chair of the Udon Thani provincial administration organisation, Ambasador Thanh shared the socio-economic development experiences of Vietnamese localities with similar conditions to Udon Thani, agreeing that the two sides need to soon prepare for the exchange of delegations and the signing of cooperation documents immediately after the air route between the two countries is reopened.

The Udon Thani leaders agreed to create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community to further develop their business & investment activities in the locality, towards establishing Vietnamese business and culinary streets in Udon Thani when conditions allow.

On this occasion, the delegation from the Vietnamese Embassy also paid a working visit to the Udon Thani Rajabhat University, during which the university’s rector, Charoon Thawornchak, highly lauded its educational cooperation with partner universities in the Vietnamese provinces of Thai Nguyen, Dien Bien and Quang Ninh. He expressed his wish for enhanced cooperation between Udon Thani and Vietnam in the time ahead, especially in the areas of education and people-to-people exchange.

For his part, Ambassador Phan Chi Thanh emphasised the educational cooperation potential between Thai universities and their Vietnamese partners, suggesting the two sides proactively facilitate such connections.

During the trip, Ambassador Phan Chi Thanh and Luong Xuan Hoa, president of the association of Vietnamese people in Udon Thani, met with young overseas Vietnamese in Thailand. Thanh briefed them on the situation in Vietnam as well as the success of the 13th National Party Congress with its adoption of a socio-economic development strategy to turn Vietnam into a developed country by 2045.

The ambassador answered many questions from young Vietnamese people regarding how best to connect with Vietnam and expand business investment to the country, import-export and copyright registration procedures, the stock market, naturalisation, and the recognition of Thai master’s degrees in Vietnam.

Young overseas Vietnamese were encouraged to uphold their sense of solidarity and mutual support, and serve as a long-term friendship bridge between the two countries.

On the occasion, the delegation had meetings with the overseas Vietnamese association in Udon Thani and the Thailand-Vietnam businessmen’s association; offered incense to Uncle Ho at the President Ho Chi Minh memorial site; and visited the Vietnamese language teaching school at Khanh An Pagoda, as well as a market area for the Vietnamese community./.


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