LONDON, England – Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has arrived in Bangkok (9th November) to forge closer bilateral ties with Thailand and to deepen the UK’s wider role in Southeast Asia, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) announced.
“Foreign Secretary Truss will meet prime minister Chan-o-cha and foreign minister Don Pramudwinai. On the agenda will be boosting partnerships on digital and tech, as well as driving investment and security collaboration.”
The UK and Thailand currently have two-way trade of around £4.7 billion, with more than 5,000 UK businesses exporting to Thailand.
Foreign Secretary, Truss said: “We want to step up our relationship with Thailand and take it to the next level in areas including tech, trade and investment. We need a deeper relationship that reflects Thailand’s growing economy and positions Britain at the heart of the fastest-growing parts of the world”.
FCDO also announced that Secretary Truss will formally open the new British Embassy in Bangkok and visit the Triumph Motorcycle factory to promote British businesses in the region and will also host a business roundtable with leading British and Thai companies on Building Back Better and sustainable investment.