Whilst the British Prime Minister Theresa May was busy in Washington having her successful meeting with Donald Trump the new US President, she had also organized for her Minister for Asia and the Pacific to visit Thailand.
Minister Alok Sharma, yesterday reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to Thailand.
Sharma, the most senior official in the British Foreign Service to visit Thailand since the military coup in 2014, said there had been a recalibration in the UK’s foreign policy following Brexit.
Britons have voted to leave the European Union which will happen over the next two years.
He held talks with Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, Digital Economy and Society Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj and Deputy Foreign Minister Virasakdi Futrakul to discuss the strength of Thailand and the UK’s relationship as well as opportunities to increase trade and prosperity.
According to an official, the main purpose of the visit was to make it clear how the UK will deal with the world after Brexit.
He said he expected to see more ministerial visits to Thailand by representatives of the British government.
Sharma also spoke to businesses and investors in Bangkok to reaffirm that “global Britain” was open for business and discussed how the UK government could help Thai and British businesses trade more with each other.
Source: The Nation Bangkok Thailand
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