Thailand PM to arrive in Pakistan for two-day visit

By APP
Published: August 18, 2013

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, is expected to pay an official visit to Pakistan from August 20-21 on the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

According to the Foreign Office, this would be the first bilateral visit from Thailand in more than a decade. 

The Thai Prime Minister is to be accompanied by a high-level delegation consisting of cabinet members, high officials, businessmen and other dignitaries.

It is expected that they will call on President Asif Ali Zardari and hold official talks with the prime minister.

As part of their meetings, one agreement and two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) are expected to be signed.

The business delegation from Thailand will hold separate meetings with their Pakistani counterparts on August 20 while the inaugural session of Pakistan-Thailand Joint Trade Committee would be held the next day.

Reader Comments (21)

  • Sonya
    Aug 18, 2013 - 5:57PM

    ยินดีต้อนรับสู่ปากีสถาน Welcome to Pakistan.

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  • Asim
    Aug 18, 2013 - 5:59PM

    Welcome prime Minister thanks for coming. Please teach us how to run an absolutely fake economy.really Looking forward to see you

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  • AnisAqeel
    Aug 18, 2013 - 6:17PM

    Finally a refreshing face arriving in Pakistan, after UNO Secretary General. Thailand a small country but much advanced to learn from.

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  • 007
    Aug 18, 2013 - 6:27PM

    I hope she doesn’t meet the outgoing President. We don’t want a repeat of Sarah Palin embarrassment.

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  • Aug 18, 2013 - 6:44PM

    Welcom Madam Prime Minister :)

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  • J Kay
    Aug 18, 2013 - 7:41PM

    ยินดีต้อนรับ
    Welcome to Pakistan!

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  • Nadir
    Aug 18, 2013 - 7:45PM

    Lets hope the government of Pakistan brings up the awful and often racist treatment of Pakistanis in Thailand. Not going to happen but lets hope.

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  • Azmat Ali
    Aug 18, 2013 - 8:30PM

    Good step by our prime minister to invite his counter part to boost the relationship between two countries.

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  • nationalist
    Aug 18, 2013 - 8:33PM

    @Nadir:
    Can u name the countries that treats pakistanis with respect inclusive of pakistan?

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  • Moiz Omar
    Aug 18, 2013 - 8:35PM

    Welcome to Pakistan, Thailand PM. I went to Bangkok once.

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  • Safar Shah
    Aug 18, 2013 - 10:45PM

    Welcome to Pakistan, Madam Prime Minister!

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  • Truth
    Aug 18, 2013 - 10:59PM

    @AnisAqeel:
    Thailand a small country? They have 5 times better per capita GDP.

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  • Blunt
    Aug 18, 2013 - 11:46PM

    “The business delegation from Thailand will hold separate meetings with their Pakistani counterparts on August 20″
    Apart from President and PM, nice to know that Business community also expected to reap their share as well.

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  • expaki
    Aug 19, 2013 - 1:16AM

    @Nadir:”Lets hope the government of Pakistan brings up the awful and often racist treatment of Pakistanis in Thailand” I hope Thai PM brings up the MOST AWFUL MERCILESS SLAUGHTER of SHIAS, AHMADIS and all other MINORITIES in Pakistan

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  • Aug 19, 2013 - 2:43AM

    Warm Welcome, could you please stay bit long, so as to teach my leaders bit of skills too!

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  • Humayun
    Aug 19, 2013 - 6:25AM

    Hope Thai visa requirements for Pakistanis is made as simple as it is for Indian Passport

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Aug 19, 2013 - 8:49AM

    @Truth: He meant ‘area wise’. Hope Pakistan gets into FTA with Thailand. There’s a lot to be explored and invested in on both sides of the fence. Thai businesses have potential of bringing in a lot of expertise that our country lacks.

    Let’s hope for the best.

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  • awan
    Aug 19, 2013 - 10:54AM

    Just to think about…call on asif zardari…?? i think Mamnoon Hussain is the president i guess

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  • Wahid
    Aug 20, 2013 - 7:25AM

    Most Well Come to Pakistan we Thinking of H.E Thaksin Shinawatra also come a great leader in region a graceful person, we also looking forward to welcome him one day May God bless him now and always.

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  • Wahid
    Aug 20, 2013 - 7:27AM

    Long Live The His Excellency Thaksin Shinawatra

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  • expaki
    Aug 20, 2013 - 5:38PM

    @Wahid: “Long Live The His Excellency Thaksin Shinawatra: Wahid ! if Thaksin Sahib goes back to Thailand,, Thais will make him their “MUSHARAF in his farm house” .

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