PM attends ASEAN-India Summit in New Delhi today


BANGKOK, Dec 20 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra leaves for New Delhi today to join the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit focusing on enhanced economic cooperation and partnership in developing land, sea and air infrastructure among member countries.

She said the two-day summit is to mark the 20th anniversary of relations between ASEAN and India. The theme of the summit is ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace and Shared Prosperity.

Trade, investment, economy and connection of land transport routes as well as cooperation on culture, education, medical science, military training exchanges are the major issues to be discussed, she said.

High on the agenda for bilateral talks is the Thai-Indian Free Trade Agreement to boost the two countries’ trade and investment, the premier added.

Ms Yingluck is scheduled to visit Bangladesh after the ASEAN-India Summit for bilateral talks on cooperation and partnership in trade and investment, and cooperation on security, intelligence, and suppressing human and drug trafficking.

A Thai business delegation from various industrial sectors will accompany the premier to Bangladesh to explore the possibility of trade cooperation.