Thailand's new ambassador to Uzbekistan presents copies of credentials
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Jan.25 /Trend, D.Azizov /
Reappointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to Uzbekistan with residence in Moscow Itti Ditbangjong presented the copies of his credentials, addressed to President Islam Karimov, to Uzbek Foreign Ministry's leadership on Monday, Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.
The sides discussed issues of the progressive development of the Uzbek-Thai relations in bilateral and multilateral formats during the interview held at the Foreign Ministry.
An important factor in enhancing bilateral relations is political consultations between foreign ministries, the first round of which was held in December 2010 in Bangkok as part of Uzbek delegation's participation in the third ministerial meeting of the "Asia and the Middle East" Dialogue.
Visit of the Thai delegation led by deputy foreign minister in February 2012 served to political dialogue, during which the second round of ministerial consultations was held.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between the governments of Uzbekistan and Thailand on cooperation in drug control.
The parties confirmed their interest in expanding trade, economic and investment cooperation.
The meeting also discussed the priorities of deepening cultural ties and exchanged views on major international and regional issues.
According to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry, in 2011 Uzbek-Thai trade turnover amounted to $70.5 million, including Uzbekistan's export amounted to $61.7 million, import - $8.8 million.