Bahrain PM supports Thai government’s national reform roadmap

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BANGKOK, Oct 21 —  Bahrain Prime Minister Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa expressed his support for PM Prayut Chan-o-cha’s national reform roadmap while paying a courtesy call on the prime ministyer at Government House yesterday.

He promised to help explain Thailand’s ‘situations’ to other countries.

As the first foreign prime minister to visit Gen Prayut in Bangkok, the Bahrain prime minister said he understood why Gen Prayut’s National Council for Peace and Order had to seize the administrative power of the nation. He supported the Thai government’s reform roadmap, saying security is important and forms the basis for national solutions.

There might be some international pressure but Gen Prayut is taking the right path, the Bahrainian prime minister said.

He promised to expand trade and investment cooperation with Thailand and said that Bahrain was ready to buy quality products, especially agricultural produce, from Thailand.

“The Bahrain prime minister agrees with cooperation to strengthen farm products in the East and turn the region into a trade centre with more bargaining power in global arenas. Meanwhile, the Thai prime minister proposed that an existing joint committee be used to expand cooperation with Bahrain in tourism, agricultural products and the health business,” government spokesperson Maj Gen Weerachon Sukontapatipak said.

Gen Prayut is glad that Bahrain understands the situation in Thailand and considers Thailand as having the closest ties with Bahrain among Middle Eastern countries.

The Bahrainian prime minister invited Gen Prayut to visit Bahrain officially, and promised to explain the situations in Thailand to other countries.