King of Bahrain meets with Thai PM

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BANGKOK, April 15 – King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain on Sunday met Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to strengthen bilateral relations between the two kingdoms.

King Hamad, who is on a private visit to Thailand and his first visit to Asia, held talks with Ms Yingluck and Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul.

In the one-hour discussion, both sides discussed a wide range of topics covering cooperation, strong relations and friendship between the two kingdoms, as well as regional and international developments and other issues of mutual concern.

The Thai premier’s plan to visit Bahrain during May 13-15 was also on the agenda.

Ms Yingluck invited Thai businesspeople to join the trip to exchange experiences with their Bahraini counterparts and explore opportunities to invest in Bahrain. She also invited King Hamad to officially visit Thailand in the future.

Prior to this, Prime Minister of Bahrain Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa had visited Thailand and met Prime Minister Yingluck at Government House on March 13.  Their discussion mainly focused on the importance of Bahraini investments in Thailand.