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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra satisfied with European trip

BANGKOK, 8 March 2013 (NNT) – The Prime Minister of Thailand has expressed satisfaction over several discussions made during this week’s official visit to Europe.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, on Thursday, arrived in Thailand after an official trip to Sweden and Belgium.

On the last day of the visit, PM Yingluck met with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and discussed the Thai-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and trade collaboration between Thailand and European Union (EU).

After the talks, both joined in a press conference, during which Ms. Yingluck expressed satisfaction over her trip after holding meetings with 3 pillars of EU and having agreed on the boosting of trade and investment between both sides.

The Thai PM also appreciated the EU’s approval of the geographical indication (GI) patent for the Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Ronghai rice, which will enable the produce to be more widely accepted around the world.

The Premier added that the progress in the Thai-EU FTA negotiation is expected to lead to more benefits for Thailand in the near future.

Read more: NNT

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