RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held talks with his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai, on the sidelines of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s official visit to the Kingdom.
During the meeting, they discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation in many fields and at all levels, in addition to exchanging views on several regional and international issues to achieve the interests of the two countries, the Saudi foreign ministry said.
“The two sides also touched on the importance of intensifying bilateral consultation and coordination to push relations toward broader horizons,” the statement added.
Prince Faisal said the premier’s visit aimed to converge the viewpoints of both kingdoms and consult to end outstanding issues, as well as strengthen bilateral relations.
#Riyadh | Foreign Minister H.H Prince @FaisalbinFarhan receives Foreign Minister of #Thailand H.E Don Pramudwinai, on the sidelines of the official visit of the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Thailand, General @prayutofficial to the Kingdom. pic.twitter.com/xdRyetrL61
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He said that the two countries are looking forward to intensifying bilateral action in maintaining security and stability, combating terrorism and extremism in all its forms and manifestations, and drying up sources of terrorism and its financing.
Prince Faisal said that his country is keen to work with all international partners to continue efforts that achieve global peace and security.
He also said the two kingdoms intend to raise the level of economic cooperation between them in light of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and its ambitious programs, adding that the volume of the Kingdom’s exports to Thailand amounted to $4 billion in 2020, while the volume of Thailand’s exports to the Kingdom amounted to $1.65 billion.
Prince Faisal said both countries agreed to continue work on developing their ties in all fields, political and economic cooperation, and extending more bridges of communication between them.
Meanwhile, Prayut departed Riyadh later on Tuesday, concluding his visit. He was seen off at King Khalid International Airport by Minister of Commerce and Acting Minister of Information Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi.