Thailand’s Prime Minister arrives in SL
February 03, Colombo (LNW): The Prime Minister of Thailand, Srettha Thavisin, arrived in Sri Lanka this (03) afternoon for a two-day official visit.
Welcomed at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake by his Sri Lankan counterpart, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, PM Thavisin’s visit holds strategic significance.
During his stay from 03 – 04 February 2024, Prime Minister Thavisin is an esteemed guest of honour at the national ceremony marking the 76th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence.
A highlight of his agenda includes witnessing the historic signing of the Sri Lanka – Thailand Free Trade Agreement (SLTFTA) during official discussions with President Ranil Wickremesinghe.
In addition to diplomatic discussions, a Sri Lanka-Thailand Business Forum, organised by relevant departments from both nations, is scheduled at the Kingsbury Hotel.
The forum aims to facilitate strategic economic collaborations and is expected to be attended by top-level business delegates from Thailand.
Accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Phumtham Wechayachai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, and Jakkapong Sangmanee, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, this visit underscores the commitment to fostering bilateral ties between Sri Lanka and Thailand.