External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived on Tuesday to attend the 9th India-Thailand Joint Commission Meeting and to took part in an event where he met members of the Indian community.
India and Thailand are celebrating 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations.
“Amb Suchitra welcomes Hon Minister of External Affairs @DrSJaishankar who is visiting Thailand for the 9th India-Thailand Joint Commission Meeting. India & Thailand are celebrating 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations,” the Indian embassy in Thailand said in a tweet.
"Began my visit to Thailand by meeting the Indian community. Shared with them the achievements and aspirations of New india. Welcomed their enthusiasm to contribute to India’s progress. Thank ITCC for organising the event," Jaishankar said in a tweet.
The 8th Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) between India and Thailand was held on October 10, 2019, in New Delhi. The Indian side was led by Jaishankar and the Thai side was led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai.
During the meetings, both sides reviewed the progress made in all areas of the bilateral relationship, including political, defence and security, economic and commercial, connectivity, cultural, tourism and people-to-people ties.
They noted that India and Thailand are close maritime neighbours having historical and cultural linkages. In the contemporary context, India’s ‘Act East’ policy is complemented by Thailand’s ‘Look West’ policy, the Ministry of External Affairs had said in a statement on the 8th JCM.
(With PTI Inputs)