Thai and Russian FMs Meet in Phuket to Discuss Regional and Global Issues


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai held a meeting with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the southern island of Phuket on Saturday (15 July).

Lavrov was in Phuket to preside over the opening of the Consulate-General of Russia in the resort island of Thailand.

The ministry said the two sides had a fruitful discussion on issues of mutual interest, including ways to increase trade and enhance cooperation in science, technology, and innovation (STI), culture, sports, and tourism.

Additionally, they expressed support for the commencement of negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between Thailand and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) at the earliest opportunity.

The ministry also said the two senior diplomats also exchanged views on regional and global issues, such as the situations in the Asia-Pacific region, Ukraine and Myanmar.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.