Lampang tightens relations with Indonesia


BANGKOK, 17 February 2014  The governor of Lampang Province has welcomed Mr. Lutfi Rauf, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Thailand, during his official visit to the province to discuss a wide range of cooperation. 

Ambassador Lutfi Rauf during his tour to Lampang paid a courtesy call on Governor Thanin Supasaen. Both sides exchanged thoughts and ideas on mutual cooperation regarding social development, economic expansion, and political matter. The visit was also aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two sides.

During the talk, Mr. Lutfi expressed his great interest in Lampang’s arts and culture as well as outstanding tourist attractions. The ambassador also suggested ways for Thailand and Indonesia to establish cultural relations, as there are many Muslims living in Thailand.

He also mentioned about both countries’plan on becoming trade partners for halal food in preparation for the advent of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Lastly, ambassador Lutfi said Thailand and Indonesia should focus more on academic collaboration in order for both countries to provide their peoples with education that meets international standard.