In Thailand attach great importance to the upcoming visit of Sergey Lavrov


RIA Novosti

BANGKOK, July 28. /Offset. TASS Alex Skowronski/. Thailand expects “productive cooperation with Russia” and “attaches great importance” to the forthcoming visit to the Kingdom, Minister for foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. On Friday in conversation with the correspondent of TASS said the head of the information Department of the Thai Ministry of foreign Affairs of Busati Santipitaks.

“It is planned to discuss a very wide range of issues on bilateral cooperation,” – said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Thailand. “We attach great importance to cooperation with Russia and the upcoming visit of the Minister [Sergey] Lavrov, especially in the backdrop of the celebration this year of the 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our countries,” said Basadi of Santipitaks.

Lavrov will visit Bangkok on August 9-10. The visit program includes a meeting with Prime Minister of Thailand Prutom Chan-Eyes and foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai. Earlier in an interview with TASS, the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Kingdom said that he would like to discuss with the Russian colleague the issues that “relate to the number of agreements reached by heads of government at their meeting in may last year”. “This is especially true of tasks five-fold increase in bilateral trade in five years” – said don Pramudwinai.

According to the customs Department of the Kingdom, the trade turnover between Thailand and Russia increased in January – may 2017 compared to the same period a year earlier to 79.5% and reached $1.15 billion, Exports of goods from Thailand to Russia grew by 48.8%, to $323.4 million imports from the Russian Federation, according to Thai statistics, in the five months increased by 95.3 per cent to $823,8 million