A bilateral meeting between the two Government in a bid to enhance relations and promote trade and investment is planned. Both leaders are expected to witness the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on key areas of agriculture, education, health, sustainable development and trade.
The Prime Minister of Vanuatu is slated to pay visits to various parts of the country to obtain information on agricultural technology, rice farming, fruit processing and aquaculture as well as the development of Thailand’s tourism industry.
His visit to Thailand will be the first since he assumed office on March 23 this year. Thailand and Vanuatu established diplomatic relations on September 21, 1982. Currently, there are approximately 17 Thais living in Vanuatu, most of whom operate Thai restaurants and massage and spa businesses.
Thailand is Vanuatu’s most important exporting partner. In 2012, the trade volume between Thailand and Vanuatu was estimated at around 176 million USD or about 5.28 billion baht.