Bangkok to host bilateral meetings with Malaysia


BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): Thailand will host bilateral meetings with Malaysia in Bangkok on Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug 9-10).

The 14th Meeting of the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation and the 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Committee on Joint Development Strategy for Border Areas will be held under the theme “Fostering Resilience in Times of Challenges”.

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai (pic) and his Malaysian counterpart Saifuddin Abdullah will preside over the discussions.

The meetings will underscore the importance of Thailand and Malaysia's cooperation to enhance respective resilience and efforts at economic recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as other global challenges, the Thai Foreign Ministry said.

Particular focus will be given to promoting cooperation in three aspects:

>Protection of the people to ensure their safety and security from traditional and non-traditional threats

>Prosperity for the people by enabling them to seize the economic and social opportunities and by providing necessary infrastructure

>Closer partnership between Thailand and Malaysia at all levels in order to advance the mutual interest of the two countries.

During the visit to Thailand, the Malaysian foreign minister will also pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha at Government House on Tuesday.

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