Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn will arrive today for his first official visit to the Philippine, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced.
Patimapragorn will meet Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario to discuss the progress of bilateral relations between the Philippines and Thailand.
Del Rosario and his counterpart will also discuss issues of mutual concern in the fields of economy, trade and investments, agriculture, education, defense, technical cooperation, as well as relevant developments in the region.
Patimapragorn served as the Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces. He was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in September 2014. This is his first visit to the Philippines as Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.
Thailand is one of the Philippines’ longstanding friends and closest partners in the region, with engagement and cooperation in various areas spanning 67 years. Formal bilateral relations between the Philippines and Thailand were established with the signing of the Treaty of Friendship on June 14, 1949.