BANGKOK, 22 May 2013 (NNT) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul has expressed Thailand’s enthusiasm to welcome the British Prime Minister and hope that the latter would consider a return visit to Thailand at his earliest convenience.
Mr Surapong conveyed the call through the visiting British Minister of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, Right Honorable Hugo Swire, during their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra made an official visit to the United Kingdom in November 2012. British Prime Minister David Cameron was supposed to make a return visit in April which was later postponed.
Mr Surapong and the visiting British minister also discussed several aspects of cooperation, ranging from trade and investment to tourism. The Thai Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction over a rising number of British tourists visiting Thailand, numbering around 1 million each year, the highest compared to other European visitors.
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