Prime Minister Narendra Modi, held bilateral talks with his Thai counterpart Gen Prayut Chan-o-Cha. The meeting focused on deeper relations between the two countries. trade and investment, defence, security and tourism will be on the top agenda. The two leaders also held discussion to explore ways to expand maritime security cooperation, deal with threat of terrorism and boost trade.
Earlier this day, Thailand’s Prime Minister, Gen Prayut Chan-o-Cha, has received a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan. After inspecting the Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Thai PM laid a wreath at the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi.
PM Modi, will now host a banquet lunch in honour of the visiting Thai PM and his delegation. Post the event the, Thai PM will meet Vice President Shri M Hamid Ansari. The visiting PM is expected to deliver a speech at the business event hosted by FICCI/CII/ASSOCHAM today.
The India Thailand Joint Business Forum will hold their first meeting during the visit and convey their recommendations at the business event on 17 June.
Chan-o-Cha is accompanied by his wife Naraporn Chan-o-cha, as well as a delegates of high level government officials including several Cabinet Ministers and a 46-member business delegation.
After New Delhi, the Thai PM will visit Bodhgaya on 18 June before departing for Thailand.
Here we cover events as they happen during Gen Prayut Chan-o-Cha visit:
2:22 pm: India & Thailand have never had any problems in the area of people-to-people contacts, this is an area which can be enhanced: Thailand PM
2:20 pm: PM Modi agreed to encourage Indian businessmen to invest in Thailand,and I will encourage Thai businessmen to invest in India: Thailand PM
2:19 pm: Elevating our relationship will make our partnership even stronger in all areas: Thailand PM Prayut Chan-o-cha
2:18 pm: We welcome the first meeting of the India-Thailand business forum:PM Modi
2:17 pm: PM Narendra Modi: We have agreed to forge a closer partnership in the fields of defence and maritime cooperation
2:16 pm : Seek closer ties in countering the menace of terrorism, our security partnership would secure our people:PM Modi
2:15 pm: PM Modi: We recognize that our close security partnership would help us to secure our peoples from these threats
2:14 pm : Next year we will celebrate festival of India in Thailand and of Thailand in India, this to mark 70 years of our diplomatic ties: PM Modi
2:12 pm: We have prioritised the completion of India-Myanmar-Thailand highway: PM Modi
2:10 pm: We reviewed the full range of our (India-Thailand) bilateral agreements: PM Modi
2:07 pm: You come from a land that is very familiar to us. Our ties are founded on a shared cultural heritage: PM Modi to Thailand PM
2: pm : PM Modi and Thaliand PM Prayut Chan-o-cha issue a joint statement
1:15 pm : Delegation level talks continue between India and Thailand
1 pm: Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha meets PM Narendra Modi
11:12 am: Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha meets EAM Sushma Swaraj
11:05 am: PM Modi introducing Thailand PM, General Prayut Chan-O-Cha to Indian dignataries at ceremonial reception Rashtrapati Bhavan
11:02 am : PM Narendra Modi receivs PM of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-O-Cha at the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan