South Korean Minister meets Thai PM

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BANGKOK, May 17 (TNA) -- South Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Paik Un-gyu meets Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during his visit to promote greater economic ties.

After visiting Singapore, the South Korea's minister led a delegation of top business persons to Thailand, a part of activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Thailand and South Korea.

Lt Gen Weerachon Sukhontapatipak, deputy government spokesman, said Prayut briefed the visitors on the political progress toward democratic reforms and election, reassuring them of political and economic environments conducive for trade and investment.

Gen Prayut told the delegation that his government sought economic cooperation and to facilitate economic ties with all countries.

He urged South Korea to support his government’s Thailand 4.0 policy which focused on technology and innovation, said the spokesman.

The South Korean officials look for greater cooperation under Seoul’s New Southern Policy by elevating ties with ASEAN countries.

Gen Prayut expressed his positive development on the Koran Peninsula that had greatly reduced tension and benefit all other countries, said Lt General Weerachon. (TNA)