Yingluck Shinawatra’s visit to Sweden

Yingluck Shinawatra’s visit to Sweden

On Monday, 4 th  March 2013, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and five ministers went on an official visit to Stockholm.

During her visit the Prime Minister met H.M the King, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and representatives of Swedish industry. The Prime Minister visited  ‘Hammarby sjöstad’ for a guided walking tour of the area. During the tour she got a presentation of the concept Symbiocity, a marketing platform of Swedish know-how and technology in urban infrastructure where technology is connected to water, sewerage and waste management.

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt signed a new bilateral cooperation agreement between Sweden and Thailand during the visit. The agreement covers the period 2013-2017 and covers a wide range of cooperation areas, including environment and energy, information and communication technology, research and education, health and elder care, design, regional development and defense. The agreement means new opportunities for Swedish and Thai businesses to make contacts, conduct business, and sharing knowledge. The agreement highlighted the strong bilateral relationship between the countries.

Swedish Trade Minister Ewa Björling met with Thailand’s Minister of Commerce Boonsong Teriyapirom. During the deliberations they discussed the upcoming free trade negotiations between the EU and Thailand, efforts to stop the illegal trade in endangered animals and the possibilities for developing cooperation in environmental technologies. Thailand is the fifth largest trading partner in Asia and the second largest economy in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nation).

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