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Manmohan Singh arrives in Thailand on two-day official visit

Bangkok, May 30 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, arrived here on Thursday afternoon on a two-day official visit to Thailand.

The Indian Prime Minister, who arrived after ending his three-day visit to Japan, was received by the Thai Chief Protocol Officer along with Indian Ambassador to Thailand Anil Wadhwa and other officials at Don Muang Airport here.

Dr. Singh will hold discussions with his Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra on all bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.

The two nations are likely to sign a number of agreements on new initiatives, including an extradition treaty and extension of co-operation in areas like science and technology, space and research and development.

The regional security cooperation and multi-lateral partnership in infrastructure development in the region will also come up for discussion during the talks.

The Prime Minister’s wife, Gursharan Kaur, is accompanying him.

National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, Pulok Chatterjee, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, and other senior officials are also part of his entourage. (ANI)