PM to visit China on April 17-20

Published on April 12, 2012 by TFP   ·   No Comments

BANGKOK, 12 April 2012 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is scheduled to visit China from April 17-20 to strengthen bilateral relations and promote cooperation between Thai and Chinese investors.

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has invited Ms Yingluck to officially visit the East Asian nation. Besides tightening the diplomatic ties between the two countries, the visit serves to boost the level of cooperation between the two strategic partners.

Talks between the two leaders will involve joint development projects on high-speed rail, water management, renewable energy, human resource, education and culture. Cooperation under regional framework such as ASEAN and the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) will also be discussed.

Not only cabinet ministers, accompanying the Prime Minister on this trip will be representatives from private companies and organizations, such as CPF, Mitpol Sugar, Saha Farms, S. Khonkaen, the Tourism Council of Thailand, and the Thai-Chinese Tourism Entrepreneurs Association. The Prime Minister’s entourage will also include members of the energy and health sectors such as Banpu, PTT Global Chemical, Thonburi Hospital, and the Thai Retailers Association.

Entrepreneurs in the construction, real estate, transportation and banking sectors joining the trip are from the Land Transportation Association of Thailand, Italian-Thai Development Co, Sammitr Motors Manufacturer, Green Power Corporation, GMM Grammy, Thai Com, the Bangkok Bank, the Siam Commercial Bank, and the Bank of Ayudhya.

These participants will hold business talks with their Chinese counterparts in order to increase cooperation and potentials of both nations’ private sectors.

(NNT : Nuttaporn Chanchokpong)


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