Thailand, New Zealand to forge strategic partnership

18 April 2024
2024-04-18 16:43

Thai Prime Minister and Finance Minister Srettha Thavisin welcomed and engaged in bilateral discussions with New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher at Government House in Bangkok on Wednesday.
The two Prime Ministers agreed to elevate Thailand – New Zealand relations to a “Strategic Partnership” in 2026 or sooner, which will mark the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relations. They pledge strengthened defense and security cooperation.
The two Prime Minister affirmed commitment to combat transnational organized crimes, focusing on anti-human and drug trafficking, cyber-security, and counter-terrorism. They aim to triple bilateral trade by 2045. They prioritize visa facilitation and the resumption of direct flights by next year.

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