King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a symbol of national unity in Thailand, passed away on October 13. He officially came to the throne in 1950 and was the world’s longest-reigning monarch at his death. At the meeting, Thang lauded the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Thailand. The municipal administration is committed to improving the investment environment to support foreign investors, including those from Thailand, he stressed. He wished the newly accredited diplomat will fulfill her duties, helping to solidify HCM City’s relations with Thai localities, as well as the two countries’ connections. Ureeat Ratanaprukse thanked HCM City for aiding Thai investors and hoped that municipal authorities will continue supporting the Thai Consulate General to fulfill its duties to foster bilateral relations.