PM to visit Bahrain, Qatar next month

national April 25, 2012 00:00

By The Nation

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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will visit Bahrain and Qatar next month to boost cooperation in the trade and energy sectors, Foreign Minister Surapong Tohvichakchaikul said Wednesday.


Leading Thai businessmen will accompany Yingluck to Bahrain on her visit scheduled for May 13 and 14 following Bahrain Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa’s expressed wish during a recent meeting with Yingluck in Bangkok to meet executives of Ital Thai Industry, Siam Cement and PTT Groups.
Surapong said the Bahrain premier wish to discuss the international airport project and the construction  business as well as joint oil resources development.
After Bahrain, Yingluck and her delegation will go to Qatar. High on the agenda is the joint cooperation on construction projects, as the country is bidding to host the 2020 Olympics.
The minister said Qatar wished to construct athletes’ dormitories and stadiums for the Olympics.
For the first time, representatives from the medical world will accompany the premier’s entourage, as the Middle Eastern nation is confident about Thailand’s medical services and development, with many of its nationals seeking medical treatment in Thailand.
Surapong was speaking after chairing a preparatory meeting of the authorities concerned with the visit. 

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