At the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, New York City, U.S.A., Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Srettha Thavisin had a bilateral meeting with President Yoon Suk Yeol during his attendance at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Government Spokesperson Chai Wacharonke disclosed gist of the meeting as follows:
The Prime Minister was pleased with the first official meeting with the Korean President, and congratulated close and cordial relations between Thailand and the Republic of Korea, especially at the people-to-people level. This year also marks the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Both parties also discussed issues of mutual interest:
Both the countries expressed political will to tighten bilateral relation as strategic partners. The Prime Minister called for regular exchange of high-level visits, and extended his invitation to the President and spouse to visit Thailand.
With regard to economic cooperation, the two leaders came to terms to accelerate negotiation on Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), and discussed economic cooperation promotion in such areas as soft power, space, nuclear power, startups, EVs, and virtual banking.
According to the Prime Minister, Thailand welcomes more investment from the Republic of Korea. The Thai Government stands ready to creating a more conducive investment climate for ease of doing business. Korean tourists are also welcome to visit Thailand. (PRD)