Thailand-Indonesia to sign MoU on fishery cooperation


BANGKOK, 15 November 2013 Thailand and its neighboring Indonesia are set to ink a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on fishery cooperation when the Thai Minister for Agriculture travels to Indonesia at the end of this year. 

R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa, Foreign Affairs Minister of Indonesia, paid a courtesy call on Thai Premier Miss Yingluck Shinawatra at the Government House yesterday. On this occasion, Miss Yingluck thanked the Indonesian Minister for his participation in the Bangkok Dialogue on the Rule of Law, which Thailand was hosting in an effort to demonstrate its determination to uphold democratic values and the rule of law.

Miss Yingluck told Minister Marty that the Thai Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mr. Yukol Limlamthong, will travel to Indonesia late this year to sign an agreement on fishery cooperation. She also assured him that the Thai government will closely work with Indonesia to bring about mutual benefits on a sustainable basis.

Miss Yingluck also extended her gratitude to Indonesia for its scholarships extended to Thai students living in the deep South, adding that the knowledge the children have gained will be beneficial to southern development and peace promotion in the violence-torn region.