PM Yingluck visits Indonesia

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BANGKOK, 12 September 2011  – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has left for Indonesia on the second leg of her tour of ASEAN neighbours to introduce herself upon the assumption of office.

Ms Yingluck is today meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yodhoyono during which she will reaffirm the Thai-Indonesian cooperation in political, economic and cultural fields. The two are expected to discuss future cooperation guidelines, especially the strategic partnership between the two countries.

Thailand and Indonesia has maintained good relationship at all levels and dimensions, particularly under the ASEAN framework. During the visit, Prime Minister Yinkluck will also lay a wreath at Heroes Monument of Surabaya before returning to Thailand this evening.

Ms Yingluck visited Brunei Darussalam on September 10, her first overseas visit as Thai prime minister. The two countries agreed to exchange knowledge, technology and cooperation in education, medical services and agriculture. Brunei also showed interest to import more Thai rice.

The Thai Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Cambodia on Thursday and Laos on Friday.