Thai-Sri Lanka tighten cooperation on tourism and investment


BANGKOK, 31 May 2012  – Thailand and Sri Lanka have recently agreed to increase cooperation on three issues concerning investment, tourism, and multilateral relationships. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met with Sri Lankan President His Excellency Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa on the occasion of his visit to Thailand to attend the Visakha Bucha Day celebration during May 31- June 2.

Both leaders have discussed cooperation on three aspects, including (1) increasing trade and investments between the two nations, (2) promoting more cultural tourism in a form of combined destinations, and (3) strengthening regional cooperation. The details will be further discussed by a joint Thai-Sri Lankan committee consisting of foreign Ministers of both nations as representatives.

The Sri Lankan President also offered to improve cooperation in jewelry industry, security, technological exchange, and the empowering women and children. He is glad that both nations’ citizens have developed a closer relationship; he is also happy to see Air Asia opening up routes connecting Thailand and Sri Lanka.