Thailand is preparing to enter free-trade talks with the European Union despite opposition by health activists.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, right, is shown around the Belgian parliament yesterday. The premier has taken Thai delegates to discuss issues related to a freetrade agreement with European Union representatives in Belgium on a two-day trip.
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said the first negotiations on a proposed free trade agreement will take place in Brussels in May. Talks will then be organised at least every quarter, including in Bangkok.