Russia wants to expand cooperation with Thailand, with a focus placed on people-to-people exchanges, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during his visit to Thailand on August 10.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (Photo:
Russia has paid heed to bolstering multifaceted cooperation with
Thailand, FM Lavrov said, stressing that Thailand is the most long-standing
partner of Russia in the region.
A series of activities will be organised to celebrate the 120th
founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations this year, said
The Russian FM has been on a working visit to Thailand from August
9-10. He is scheduled to hold talks with his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai
and meet with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha.
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