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Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin Embarks on Official Visit to Sri Lanka

The Prime Minister of Thailand, Srettha Thavisin, arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 3) for an official visit, accompanied by a high-level Thai delegation. The Thai Premier was warmly welcomed at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake by his Sri Lankan counterpart, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

Scheduled for a two-day visit from February 3 to February 4, 2024, at the invitation of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister Thavisin is set to be the Guest of Honour at the national ceremony marking the 76th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence.

A significant highlight of the visit includes the anticipated signing of the historic Sri Lanka-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (SLTFTA) during the official discussions with President Wickremesinghe on the evening of February 3.

In conjunction with the visit, a Sri Lanka-Thailand Business Forum will be organized at the Kingsbury Hotel, featuring the participation of key representatives from the Department of International Trade Promotion and Department of Trade Negotiations of the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand, as well as the Department of Commerce and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka.

The Thai Prime Minister, accompanied by a 39-member delegation, includes notable figures such as Phumtham Wechayachai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, Jakkapong Sangmanee, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and other high-profile business delegates, as confirmed by the ministry.

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