Thailand’s deputy PM in Brunei for official visit

Thailand’s deputy PM in Brunei for official visit
Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn.

Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn yesterday arrived in Brunei for an official visit.

General Tanasak's first official visit to the sultanate is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties, as well as make preparations for the official visit of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha next month, according to Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade YB Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng welcomed the deputy prime minister at the Brunei International Airport.

During the visit, the general is expected to meet His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

He was also scheduled to meet His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the ministry added.

Thailand and Brunei established diplomatic relations on January 1, 1984.

The ministry added that both nations have enjoyed close and cordial relations at all levels, especially between their royal families and governments.

The two countries have also established close cooperation in education, trade, investment, and military affairs.

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