Viet Nam, Thailand seek closer cultural, tourism links

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Thai Deputy Prime Minister Tanasak Patimaprakorn expressed his wish that Viet Nam and Thailand would step up their cultural and tourism co-operation while meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart Vu Duc Dam in Ha Noi on July 28.

Tanasak Patimaprakorn, who is in Viet Nam to attend “Thai Cultural Days”, suggested the two countries beef up their partnership in cultural heritage preservation as well as exchanges between their agencies operating in this field.

Halong bay
Halong bay

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The guest noted his hope that the two sides would increase the sharing of information about cultural and artistic events at national, regional and international levels and support each other in organising and attending travel fairs.

He said his visit aims to contribute to enhancing mutual understanding and fostering political, diplomatic, economic, and trade ties between the two countries.

Phi Phi island
Phi Phi island

For his part, Deputy PM Dam said “Thai Cultural Days” is a meaningful event to mark the 40th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties (August 6, 1976).

He cherished the fruitful co-operation between Viet Nam and Thailand, especially since the two countries elevated their relationship to a strategic partnership in 2013.

Since then, the bilateral collaboration across fields, ranging from politics to business, culture and social affairs, has been enhanced significantly, he said.