Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, visit to India 24-26 january 2012 ,joined
the chief guest at the Republic Day ceremony 2012
The first ,Thai’s PM Yingluck Shinawatra visit to India since assuming office in August 2011.
She would be accompanied by a high level Ministerial delegation, senior officials and a business delegation,
a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said.
It said the visit was taking place in the backdrop of 65th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations
between the two countries as well as 20 years of India’s enhanced engagement with the ASEAN (1992-2012).
In India, Shinawatra meet to the President Pratibha Patil and Vice-President M Hamid Ansari,
and will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will also host an official banquet in her honour.
Her other engagements include a meeting with External Affairs Minister S M Krishna.
She will also attend a business luncheon meeting being hosted jointly by apex industry bodies CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM.
India’s PM Manmohan Singh had visited Thailand in October 2009 to attend the 7th India-ASEAN Summit and the 4th East Asia Summit. He said Thailand was a valuable partner for India in the South East Asian region. India’s relations with Thailand, has been historically close and friendly. Steady expansion of cooperation between the two countries is marked by growing bilateral trade and two way investments, close cooperation in defence and security.
“The visit of Prime Minister Shinawatra is expected to provide further momentum to our multifaceted bilateral relationship. A number of MoUs/agreements in diverse fields are expected to be signed during the visit,” the statement added.
India, Thailand sign six mou
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Sing ,agreements mou singh with Thailand Prime MinisterYingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday ,25,2012in New Delhi.
Arter,Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra is going to be the chief guest of RD parade 2012. India’s ‘Look East’ policy getting pace ,developing close relations with Thailand is an important component of our ‘Look East’ Policy. Strong India-Thailand relations contribute to peace, prosperity and stability in the region,’ Singh said at a joint media event with Shinawatra.
Emphasizing the need to step up bilateral cooperation and exchanges in the fields of defense, counter-terrorism and security, Singh said he underlined to Shinawatra the need to put in place a bilateral legal framework to deal with ‘non-state actors and subversive elements’ that pose a common threat to both our societies.
‘In this context, we have concluded an Agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Persons’, Singh said.
They also agreed that a five-year Joint Working Program on specific elements of cooperation would be finalized urgently in this regard. unequivocally condemned terrorism in all its forms , manifestations , stressed that there could be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism, strengthen economic links between the two countries, reaffirmed resolve to conclude the bilateral Comprehensive Agreement on Trade in Goods, Services, and Investments by mid-2012.
Describing Thailand as ‘close friend and a valued regional partner’, the Prime Minister said while both the countries have made good all-round progress in many areas of bilateral relations, they can and should do much more together.
‘We see Thailand as playing a positive role in our efforts to develop our northeastern states and improve connectivity with the ASEAN region. We have agreed to intensify progress on connectivity projects such as the India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway,’ Singh said.
Noting that India and Thailand work together in a number of regional mechanisms such as the East Asia Summit, ASEAN, BIMSTEC and the Mekong Ganga Cooperation initiative, Singh said both countries share similar views on building an open and inclusive architecture of regional cooperation in Asia which enhances trust and confidence.
He said that both countries have specifically decided to set up a joint working group on infrastructure and connectivity and to encourage their energy and infrastructure companies to work together including in third countries.
Shinawatra said India has been playing a major role in East Asia and Thailand supported the country’s bid for a permanent membership at the UNSC. ‘India certainly deserves a permanent seat at the UNSC,’ she said.
24-1-2012Thai’s PM Yingluck Shinawatrat0 visit world famous monument of love – Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal.
Thai’s PM Yingluck Shinawatra , inspects the guard of Honor during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi ,india, 2012. Shinawatra is in India for a three-day state visit as the chief guest of India’s 63rd Republic Day celebrations.
thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (L) shakes hands with her Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh before their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi , 2012. India and Thailand will sign a free trade agreement by the middle of this year, Shinawatra said .
Indian President Pratibha Patil (R) speaks with Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during their meeting at India’s Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan) in New Delhi January 25, 2012.Shinawatra is on a three-day state visit to India and will be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations .
Thailand’s prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra (L) delivers a speech as Union Cabinet Minister for Commerce and Industry of India Anand Sharma (2L) attends during a business meeting in New Delhi,india.
Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, center, lays a floral wreath at Rajghat, the memorial of Indian freedom leader Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi, India.
Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra showers flower petals at Rajghat, the memorial of Indian freedom leader Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi, India.
26-1-2012 India Celebrates 63rd Republic Day
New Delhi: President Pratibha Devisingh Patil with Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra waves after watching 63rd Republic Day in New Delhi.