BANGKOK, 17 July 2014 – Thailand’s foreign permanent secretary Sihasak Phuangketkeow extended a warm welcome to Vietnam’s deputy foreign minister Pham Quang Vinh on Thursday.
Both co-chaired the fourth Thai-Vietnam Political Consultation Grou, during which Mr. Sihasak thanked Vietnam for revoking warnings her citizens against traveling to the Kingdom. Also, he affirmed that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is putting its best efforts to return peace and unity to the Thai society.
Furthermore, both parties discussed bilateral cooperation focusing on regional peace and stability, particularly the territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The code of conduct should be promoted to lay out guidelines for utilization of the South China Sea peacefully as well as marine cooperation to strengthen trust and reduce tensions on the issues related to the South China Sea claims.