Russian PM to visit Thailand Tuesday

Russian PM to visit Thailand Tuesday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha talks with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev at Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw during the 25th Asean Summit Nov 12, 2014 (Government House photo)
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha talks with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev at Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw during the 25th Asean Summit Nov 12, 2014 (Government House photo)

Dmitry Medvedev will make the first visit to Thailand by a Russian prime minister in 25 years when he leads a delegation to meet Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Tuesday.

Mr Medvedev's April 7-8 trip is aimed at strengthening Thai-Russian cooperation in areas including politics, economics, energy and culture.  It also comes as Thailand forges close ties with Russia's historical rival, China.

The Russian premier, who began an official visit to Vietnam on Monday, and Gen Prayut will hold talks on Wednesday, which will focus on enhancing bilateral economic relations, including the increasing of trade volumes, expanding markets for agricultural products, seafood, and industrial products; as well as cooperation between state enterprises and the private sector. 

During the visit, Thailand and Russia will sign bilateral agreements in various fields such as energy, culture, and tourism.

Mr Medvedev's entourage includes Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov. He is expected to discuss with his Thai counterpart collaboration in civil aircraft manufacturing, the automotive industry, nuclear engineering, and oil and gas industry equipment.

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