Vietnamese, Thai youths strengthen cultural exchange
Update: Aug 02, 2009
Twenty Vietnamese students have attended a cultural exchange with Thai peers entitled “Vietnam visits Thailand” in Bangkok from July 28 to August 17.

This is the first time the programme is held with the sponsorship of Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs.

According to Siriwan Thrykaew, Head of the Thai delegation, the exchange offers Vietnamese and Thai students an opportunity to study the two countries’ history, thus having better understanding of the bilateral ties.

During the programme, the participants will visit Bangkok City and conduct a fact-finding tour to the northern province of Chiang Rai, she added.

On July 31, they met with Vietnamese Ambassador in Thailand Nguyen Duy Hung, who stated that over the past 33 years, the relationship between Vietnam and Thailand has continuously developed in various fields, including politics, economics, culture, education, tourism, trade and investment.

Thailand now ranks 11th among 80 countries and territories investing in Vietnam.

The Vietnamese diplomat expressed his wish that each Vietnamese student will act as an “envoy” to help Thai peers understand more about the land and people of Vietnam.

On July 30, a delegation of seven Vietnamese students also attended a cultural exchange in Washington hosted by the US Department of State.