Thai, Pakistani leaders holding talks on bilateral cooperation


BANGKOK, Nov 18 – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is meeting her Pakistan counterpart Muhammad Nawaz Sharif today to discuss bilateral trade and investment cooperation.

Their dialogue is a follow-up of Ms Yingluck’s visit to the Muslim country in August during which the two leaders agreed to double bilateral trade volume in the next five years, exchange anti-terrorism intelligence information and technical cooperation.

Mr Nawaz Sharif arrived Bangkok yesterday for a three-day stay, becoming the first Pakistani premier to officially visit the kingdom in eight years.

He will today attend the Connect Asia-Pacific Summit 2013 in Bangkok, hosted by Thailand and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), to promote cooperation in information and communication technology.