'India attaches high priority to its relations with Thailand': Prez

| Updated: Nov 22, 2016 22:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 22 (ANI): Asserting that India attaches high priority to its relations with Thailand, President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed hope that the relationship between both sides strengthens in all fields, including political, security, commercial and connectivity. The President conveyed his views to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, who called on him at the Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday. Welcoming the Princess to India, President Mukherjee said India looks upon her as a special friend. The President expressed his condolences on the sad demise of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and said the latter will be remembered fondly for his compassion, foresight and commitment to the welfare of his people. The Princess warmly reciprocated the President's words and thanked him for his condolences. She said the former King had a special place in his heart for India. Pranab Mukherjee congratulated the visiting on receiving the first World Sanskrit Award. He said that India lauds her efforts to promote Sanskrit language and her keen interest in Indian literature, art and culture. (ANI)