Singh discusses Free Trade Agreement in Thailand

May 31, 2013
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BANGKOK, Thailand – Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Thailand Thursday (May 30th) for a two-day official visit at the invitation of his Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra. His visit is aimed at outlining the framework of a Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and deepening bilateral ties, Press Trust of India reported.

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    A senior delegation is accompanying him on the trip to reinforce India's "Look East" policy, recognising Thailand as a key gateway to the ASEAN region.

    Talks between the two leaders are expected to produce a series of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding. IANS reported there will be seven in all, including ones covering extradition, space programmes and prison inmates.

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