PM meets UAE foreign minister to discuss trade cooperation


NEW YORK, 26 September 2012  – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has met with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister to strengthen trade cooperation and relations between the two countries. 

During the 67th United Nations General Assembly in New York, Ms Yingluck held a bilateral discussion with the UAE Foreign Minister. The Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul also joined in the discussion.

To strengthen the trade cooperation, the UAE promised to send representatives to Thailand to coordinate the matter. The UAE minister also said that ASEAN and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) should tighten their relationships. He also invited the Thai prime minister to visit the UAE while Prime Minister Yingluck extended her invitations to the UAE leaders to visit Thailand and sign bilateral trade deals.

Thailand and the UAE have long been in good relations, and many Emiratees have been visiting Thailand for both tourism and medical purposes. Besides, the Middle Eastern nation has also been supporting Thailand in the latter’s bid to host the World Expo 2020.