ABU DHABI, July 1, 2021 (WAM) – Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates, and Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, virtually convened the 2nd meeting of the UAE Joint Committee -Thailand on Wednesday June 30.
During the meeting, officials from both sides delivered remarks and discussed a number of bilateral issues.
In his remarks, Al Sayegh affirmed the strength of the bilateral relations of the two countries and highlighted the growing cooperation that the UAE and Thailand have enjoyed over the years, including increased economic and cultural flows since the establishment. diplomatic relations 45 years ago.
State the growth of total non-oil bilateral trade as well as the developments made with regard to the expansion of current investment relations. Al Sayegh noted opportunities for expanded cooperation between the two sides.
âWhile the UAE is and will remain a major investor in key Thai sectors including tourism, hospitality and real estate, we are keen to expand these investments to a range of other areas such as food and hospitality. agriculture, manufacturing, renewable energy and technology. , remarked Al Sayegh.
Designating the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020 as a platform for the Thai government and the private sector to expand their presence in the UAE and attract investment to Thailand, Al Sayegh stressed the importance of joint cooperation to overcome barriers to investment and trade.
Further, Al Sayegh expressed appreciation for the support Thailand has provided throughout the UAE’s presidency to the Indian Ocean Shores Association (IORA) while noting the UAE’s commitment. to expand their collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The two sides acknowledged that the convening of the meeting in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic reflects the spirit of friendship between the leaders and peoples of the two countries and their concern to advance bilateral relations in various sectors of the world. ‘common interest.
For his part, Isarabhakdi thanked the UAE for hosting the meeting and affirmed his government’s concern to strengthen cooperation with the UAE, noting that the meeting enabled both sides to discuss political and economic issues. keys of mutual interest.