Swaraj meets Thai Foreign Minister, discusses security, connectivity

ANI | Updated: Jan 04, 2018 20:24 IST

Bangkok [Thailand], Jan 4 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Thursday met with Foreign Minister of Thailand Don Pramudwinai and discussed issues of connectivity, security and cultural cooperation.

"Keeping up with the growing momentum of bilateral relationship, EAM @SushmaSwaraj discussed issues of connectivity, security and cultural cooperation with Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Foreign Minister of Thailand. #ActEastPolicy," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

The Thai minister also hosted dinner in the honour of Swaraj.

Earlier in the day, Swaraj, arrived in Bangkok on the first leg of a three-nation tour that will also take her to Indonesia and Singapore.

The minister got a "warm welcome" in Thailand - "our geographic, historic and cultural neighbour," Kumar had tweeted.

Thailand will assume the role of coordinator country for India-ASEAN relations later this year.

Swaraj has embarked on her first visit of the year 2018 to three South East Asian countries - Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.

The visit is aimed at giving a further boost to bilateral relations to the South East Asian countries within the framework of India's Act East Policy.