Bahrain and Thailand yesterday pledged to promote bilateral relations and co-operation.
This came as His Majesty King Hamad received Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at his residence in Bangkok.
The leaders discussed ways of bolstering GCC-Asean relations in economic and trade sectors, as well as in food security and energy.
The King hosted a lunch banquet in honour of Prime Minister Shinawatra, in the presence of Thai ministers.
He then visited the headquarters of the Thai Royal Guard first artillery regiment, accompanied by Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Royal Court Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
His Majesty was received by Royal Thai Army Commander General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Commander of the first infantry regiment of the Thai Royal Guard and senior officers of the Royal Thai Army. He met senior officers and was briefed on the responsibilities of the regiment. He placed a wreath at the memorial of the fifth king of Thailand and signed the VIP book.
The King later hosted a reception at his residence in Bangkok.
It was attended by Chancellor Kamul Tafacul, a member of the Royal Thai advisory board and representative of the King of Thailand, Thai ministers, businessmen, diplomats, senior officials and guests.
As reported in the Gulf Daily News.