Fredrik Reinfeldt received Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Today, Tuesday, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt received Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra for talks at Rosenbad. Their agenda focused on the bilateral relations between Sweden and Thailand and their future development.
"Sweden and Thailand have enjoyed many years of good relations and cooperation. Despite the great geographical distance between us, some 400 000 Swedes travel to Thailand every year. The number of Thais coming to Sweden is also increasing. Currently, around 30 000 Thais live and work in Sweden," said Mr Reinfeldt.
The meeting covered various aspects of the relations between the two countries, including trade, investment and tourism.
"Thailand is Sweden's fifth largest trading partner in Asia and there are good prospects of increased trade relations in the future. The EU and Thailand have taken steps towards starting negotiations on a free trade agreement and Sweden supports this initiative," Mr Reinfeldt said.
In connection with the meeting, an action plan for continued bilateral cooperation between Sweden and Thailand was signed, as well as a cooperation agreement on combating organised crime and trafficking.