President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso, on Sunday made an official visit to the Kingdom of Thailand as Guest of the Royal Thai Government. The was the first official visit ever by a President of the European Commission to Thailand, and reflects a “resolve to build a stronger and deeper partnership,” according to the European Commission.
Barroso met with Her Excellency Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand, at the Government House for bilateral discussions, followed by a dinner hosted in his honor.
According to European Commission, “Both leaders held substantive and fruitful discussions on the strengthening of political, commercial and investment relations between Thailand and the European Union. Prospects of an EU – Thailand Bilateral Partnership Cooperation Agreement and Free Trade Agreement were central topics of the discussions.”
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