French PM to visit Thailand next month

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is set to visit Thailand early next month at the invitation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

 

(22/01/13) French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is set to visit Thailand early next month at the invitation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the French premier and his spouse Madame Brigitte Ayrault is expected to visit the Kingdom for two days from February 4th to 5th in the first visit by a high-level French representative to Thailand in seven years.

Mr. Ayrault’s visit followed a trip by Prime Minister Yingluck to France in July of last year. The ministry stated that the two visits highlighted the commitment of both countries to elevating the Strategic Partnership between France and Thailand that was formed in 2004.

Mr Ayrault is due to meet Ms. Yingluck on February 5th to discuss trade expansions and investment opportunities between the two countries. The ministry also expected talks on increasing cooperation in fields including basic infrastructure development, education, research and alternative energy.

The French premier is expected to speak on relations between the two countries at Thammasat (ธรรมศาสตร์) University and preside over the inauguration of the Franco-Thai Business Forum.

 

source : MCOT

 

 

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