7th India-Thailand Foreign Office Consultations

Aug 08: The 7th Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) between India and Thailand were held in Bangkok today on 07 August 2023. Shri Saurabh Kumar, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs and H.E. Sarun Charoensuwan, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Thailand, co-chaired the meeting.

The two sides undertook a comprehensive review of bilateral relations and agreed to further strengthen cooperation in a number of areas, including trade & investment, MSMEs, defence & security, connectivity, health, culture, and science & technology. Both sides welcomed regular meetings of their bilateral mechanisms.

The two sides noted the growth in bilateral trade in recent years and agreed to look to exploit its full potential through regular G2G & B2B interactions and business collaborations.

Both sides also exchanged views on regional and global developments and agreed to coordinate closely in multilateral and regional fora, including in UN, BIMSTEC, IORA, MGC, ACD and India-ASEAN.

The next FOC will be held in India at a mutually convenient date.

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