PM Prayut to welcome Fijian leader

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BANGKOK, 22 May 2015 – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha is scheduled to welcome Fijian Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimara who will be visiting Thailand early next week.

PM Bainimara is scheduled to attend a meeting held by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) on May 28 and 29. He has accepted an invitation to visit the Kingdom from PM Prayut, extended by Deputy PM and Foreign Affairs Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn.

The Fijian leader is scheduled to meet PM Prayut at Government House to discuss the possibility of strengthening bilateral cooperation in such areas as politics, trade and investment as well as in other fields of expertise which the two countries either lack or excel in. The two leaders will then attend a luncheon hosted by the Thai government. A press conference will be held later on.

Thailand and Fiji have promoted their diplomatic ties since December 15, 1975. The nations have exchanged visits of high-ranking officials on many occasions. In addition, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn paid a visit to the island country in 1996. The Fijian President attended the 2013 Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Thailand.