Thailand, Sweden enhance bilateral trade, investment

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STOCKHOLM, March 5 – Thailand and Sweden have signed an agreement which will contribute to bilateral law enforcement against organised and severe crimes, drug and human trafficking and terrorism.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Swedish counterpart Fredrik Reinfeldt witnessed the official endorsement of the Law Enforcement Cooperation Agreement during the former’s visit to the Nordic country.

The major objective of Ms Yingluck’s visit is to enhance cooperation with the Swedish administration and the private sector on economic activities, investment, medical service and tourism. The Thai premier is accompanied by more than 40 Thai businessmen.

In the separate signing of the 2nd Thai-Swedish Joint Plan Action between leaders of the two countries, Ms Yingluck said Thailand proposed to host the first meeting as a followup of the joint plan to seek closer cooperation with Swedish specialists in science, technology, innovation, alternative energy and environment.

She said Thailand is keen on promoting the kingdom as a travel destination, including medical tourism, to the Nordic country which sends 350,000 people to visit Thailand annually.

The Thai prime minister is on a four-day official visit to Sweden and Belgium.