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Yingluck defends globe-trotting

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Yingluck Shinawatra has justified her overseas trips amid criticism from the Democrat Party that the prime minister should spend more time in Parliament and less in other countries. 

Lt Col Ladda Tammy Duckworth, a Thai-born Democrat representative for Illinois, left, calls on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House on Thursday. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)

"The visits are aimed at fostering relations (with other countries) and open up trade opportunities,'' Ms Yingluck told Parliament on Thursday.

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