Presidents of Peru and Chile to pay official visit to Thailand

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BANGKOK, 3rd October 2013 The presidents of the republic of Chile and the republic of Peru will pay official visits to Thailand during October 4 and 5. said Mr. Sek Wannamethee, Director-General of the Department of American and South Pacific Affairs. stated that. 

According to Sek Wannamethee, the Department of American and South Pacific Affairs, President Sebastian Pinera of the republic of Chile and President Ollanta Humala of the republic of Peru will make an official visit to Thailand as the guests of the government during October 4-5th, 2013. The two presidents will stop over Thailand before going to Indonesia to attend the 21st APEC meeting held in Bali.

This will be the Chilean President’s first official visit to Thailand since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1963. The Chilean President and his wife will be welcomed by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Thai Parliament house before being joined by related government officials to discuss and exchange ideas on trade and cooperation in developing the two countries.

The President of Chile and the Thai Prime Minister will also witness the signing of the Thai-Chile free trade agreement (FTA), which is Thailand’s first FTA with a country in Latin American.

As for the Peruvian President, this will be his 4th official visit to the country, reflecting well on the two countries’ cordial relations. Thailand is one of Peru’s major partners in the South East Asia. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will also grant an audience with the Peruvian President on October 5.