Bangkok: Thailand’s military-installed prime minister Surayud Chulanont will make his first official visit to India next week in a bid to boost trade and economic ties.
According to an official notification released from his office, Surayud will head for New Delhi on 25June, where he is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Abdul Kalam, other key ministers and business leaders before heading home on 27June.
The two countries are expected to sign a number of agreements, including deals on sustainable energy and security. They will also speed up talks on a free trade agreement.
“The chief aim of his two-day visit is to strengthen ties between the two countries and expanding economic cooperation, including on energy and aviation”.
Political watchers are eagerly waiting to see how the dialogue goes, given the fact that this is the Thailand PM’s first visit to the India.