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Thu, 03/19/2015 - 12:51
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Thai PM to focus on business issues during visits to Singapore, Brunei March 24-26

BANGKOK, March 19 (TNA) - Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha says that he is scheduled to pay official visits to Singapore and Brunei from March 24-26, during which he will discuss cooperation in all dimensions, focused on trade and investment partnership. Prime Minister General Prayut told journalists on Thursday that Thailand has already had security and military cooperation with the two neighboring countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and he will, therefore, particularly discuss trade and investment partnership with Singapore, as the island state is good at economic administration. The Thai prime minister noted that his government has already applied some initiatives of Singapore for national administration, including the one on setting up investment companies. The Thai premier revealed that he will also discuss bilateral trade in farm products with the Singapore side, including rice and fruits, as well as cooperation on tourism. Besides, the Thai leader expressed his appreciation to Singapore for joining in the Cope Tiger military exercises 2015 with the Thai military and for taking the occasion to help put out forest fires and relieve haze in Thailand. In Brunei, according to the Thai prime minister, he is scheduled to have an official discussion with the Sultan of Brunei, after past meetings at several forums. The Thai prime minister insisted that all neighboring countries have no conflicts with Thailand and have given support for the Kingdom to pass through the time of trouble so that Thailand would turn a crisis into opportunities, stressing that his government is also doing the best to solve problems for people at all levels. (TNA)