VCCI, Thai Embassy Forge Strong Ties in Business Support

10:40:13 AM | 7/8/2024

During his meeting with newly inaugurated Thai Ambassador to Vietnam Urawadee Sriphiromya, Mr. Pham Tan Cong, President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), expected that throughout her tenure, the ambassador would collaborate closely with VCCI to enhance cooperation between the organization and the Thai Embassy. This partnership aims particularly to strengthen ties in economics, trade, industry, investment and business relations.

VCCI President Pham Tan Cong (R) welcomes Thai Ambassador  Urawadee Sriphiromya

The new Thai ambassador highly appreciated the development of good relations between Thailand and Vietnam in recent years in economics, trade and investment, especially the information technology field.

Ambassador  Urawadee Sriphiromya also hoped that VCCI will coordinate support in two upcoming events, including the “Vietnam-Thailand Business Forum” event on the occasion of the Thai Prime Minister's visit to Vietnam and the “Meet Thailand” event in Lao Cai province.

She expected that the two sides will cooperate and promote business support, and, during her term, she will make her best effort to actively further strengthen Vietnam-Thailand Strategic Partnership, particularly in business connections, local cooperation, culture and education fields.

She affirmed that the Thai Embassy and the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TTC) will continue to coordinate closely with VCCI to develop stronger trade and investment cooperation between the two countries in the coming time.

In response, VCCI President Pham Tan Cong said that Vietnam and Thailand always have a good relationship, support and learn from each other. They are good friends and good partners and are currently joining together in the ASEAN mechanism. He expressed optimism that bolstering bilateral cooperation would elevate the Vietnam-Thailand relationship to unprecedented heights.

Over the past years, VCCI has maintained regular cooperation and information exchange with Thai trade and investment promotion agencies such as the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI), and the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) to support the two countries' business communities to cooperate more effectively.

He hoped that the embassy will support more information for businesses of the two countries to seek trade opportunities.

"VCCI stands prepared to collaborate with the Thai Embassy in Vietnam to organize strategic business networking events aimed at catalyzing future cooperation opportunities," affirmed Cong.

Thailand is currently one of Vietnam's first strategic partners in Southeast Asia. Diplomatic relations between the two nations were established in 1976. The official visit of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to Thailand in June 2013 marked a significant milestone, as Vietnam and Thailand formally elevated their relationship to a "strategic partnership," pioneering this status among ASEAN nations.

The two countries have strengthened their close cooperation and supported each other in subregional and regional cooperation frameworks such as the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Cooperation and the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) as well as in multilateral relations at international forums like the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the East Asia Summit (EAS), the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the United Nations (UN).

Specially, following the official formation of the ASEAN Community on December 31, 2015, Vietnamese and Thai leaders agreed to bolster cooperation to effectively promote the role of the community while reinforcing unity and fostering the centrality of ASEAN in handling regional and international issues.

By Anh Mai, Vietnam Business Forum