Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra left Bangkok on an official visit to the United Kingdom today through Wednesday to strengthen cordial relations, push forward strategic dialogue between the two countries, and build confidence in Thailand.
During the visit, Ms Yingluck will be granted an audience by HM Queen Elizabeth II and will extend her wishes, on behalf of the Thai government and Thai people, for the 60th anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne, her Diamond Jubilee.
In addition, the Thai premier will have a bilateral meeting with her British counterpart David Cameron to exchange views on issues of mutual concern such as increased mutual cooperation on tourism, trade and investment, and upgrading mutual relations in a strategic partnership.
In order to achieve such goals, the premiers will announce a joint statement of intent in establishing “Strategic Dialogue” as a mechanism for high-leveled bilateral discussion to follow up and set directions of mutual cooperation in various dimensions in the future.
The official visit to UK Nov 12-14 marks PM’s third visit to a European country, following her visits to Germany and France in July.
Ms Yingluck was officially invited by Mr Cameron to commemorate the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the first Siamese interchange with a European country, the Kingdom of English and Wales in 1612 and the 130th anniversary of the first Siamese envoy to be resident abroad, in London.