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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and visiting Indian counterpart
Manmohan Singh have explored new areas of cooperation where both
countries have mutual interests during their talks in Bangkok.

Indian
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Bangkok on May 30 for a
two-day official visit with the aim of strengthening bilateral
cooperation in all areas, especially in trade, investment and tourism.

The two PMs agreed to enhance the connectivity between the two
countries and between Southeast Asia and South Asia after reviewing
the development of their existing cooperation.

They witnessed the
signing of several documents that will help strengthen bilateral ties
in various fields, including an extradition treaty, and memorandums of
understanding on cooperation in space, education and financial control.

The
visit reaffirmed Thailand as a gateway to forge the links between
India and Southeast Asia . Thailand and India announced to
elevate their relations to a strategic partnership and this visit
reflected both sides’ desires to promote sustainable growth and
development.

This is the first official visit to
Thailand by Prime Minister Singh, who visited Thailand twice
before, to attend the 1st BIMSTEC Summit in 2004 and the 15th ASEAN
Summit in 2011.

The visit features the closer relations between
the two nations as well as the “Look West” policy of Thailand and
“Look East” Policy of India. -VNA

By vivian