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S Jaishankar discusses bilateral ties across multiple sectors with Thailand’s Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara during 10th India-Thailand Joint Commission India-Thailand
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S Jaishankar discusses bilateral ties across multiple sectors with Thailand’s Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara during 10th India-Thailand Joint Commission

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 Feb 2024, 05:28 pm

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday participated in the 10th India-Thailand Joint Commission with Thailand’s Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara when the two leaders discussed bilateral ties across multiple sectors including defence, security, tourism and space.

Jaishankar described the meeting with the Thai leader as 'productive'.

"Co-chaired a productive and wide-ranging 10th India-Thailand Joint Commission meeting with DPM & FM @drparnpreeb. Appreciate his warm words for the exposition of Buddhist holy relics in 4 provinces of Thailand," he said.

The Indian Minister said: " Discussed the gamut of our bilateral ties in the strategic, defense, security, trade & investment, pharmaceuticals, connectivity, digital, space and tourism."

"Also shared views on Myanmar, India-ASEAN and multilateral cooperation. Witnessed exchange of agreement in the field of Ayurveda and Thai traditional medicine," he said.

The two Ministers expressed their commitment towards strengthening India-Thailand partnership.

They also noted a convergence of the Act East Policy of India which is marking its 10th year in 2024, and the Act West Policy of Thailand. External Affairs Minister welcomed Thailand’s decision to co-lead the Maritime Ecology Pillar of the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI).

Both Ministers reaffirmed their resolve for working together to advance the initiative.

Thai Deputy PM and Foreign Minister expressed appreciation to India for sending the Holy Relics of Lord Buddha together with his two disciples, Arahata Sariputra and Arahata Maudgalyayana to Thailand for exposition which will give an opportunity to millions of Thai nationals to pay reverence.

During the JCM, following documents were signed/exchanged

Agreed Minutes

MoU between National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur of the Ministry of Ayush, India and Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine of the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand on the Establishment of an Academic Collaboration in Ayurveda and Thai Traditional Medicine.

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