Prime Minister of Thailand visits Maldives
Maldives Promotion House – Thailand’s Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, arrived Maldives today with a large delegation of Thai business-people and investors .
It is Ms. Yingluck’s first time to visit Maldives as a prime minister to promote bilateral cooperation. Hotels and resorts on these beautiful islands of Maldives are said to have been be popular among Thai businessmen. Leading companies such as Anantara Hotels & Resorts, Centara Hotels & Resort and Dusit International, own and operate luxury resorts in the Maldives.
Seven agreements on mutual cooperation between the two countries will be also concluded during the visit. Thailand is one of the largest trading partners of the Maldives accounting for nearly thirty percent of the country’s exports. In 2012 the trade volume between the Maldives and Thailand totalled over 100 millions US Dollars, growing by 9.07 per cent a year.