- Title: South Korea's Moon meets Thai counterpart to discuss strategic partnership
- Date: 2nd September 2019
- Summary: ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** EXTERIOR OF THAI GOVERNMENT HOUSE GOVERNMENT HOUSE VISITOR BOOK SIGNING CEREMONY IN PROGRESS MOON SIGNING BOOK WHILE HIS WIFE, KIM JUNG-SUK, STANDING PRAYUTH AND HIS WIFE, NARAPORN CHAN-OCHA STANDING VARIOUS PRAYUTH AND MOON SHAKING HANDS AT GROUP PHOTO OPPORTUNITY VARIOUS OF PRAYUTH AND MOON WITH OFFICIALS SITTING AT RECEPTION ROOM PRAYUTH TALKING MOON LISTENING MOON AND PRAYUTH SITTING AT RECEPTION THAI AND SOUTH KOREAN DELEGATIONS IN OFFICIAL MEETING PRAYUTH AND THAI MINISTERS SITTING MOON AND KOREAN MINISTERS SITTING MEETING IN PROGRESS MOON AND PRAYUTH AT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) SIGNING CEREMONY SOUTH KOREAN MINISTER SIGNING AGREEMENT MOON AND PRAYUTH SITTING THAI AND SOUTH KOREAN MINISTERS EXCHANGING SIGNED AGREEMENTS AND SHAKING HANDS PRAYUTH AND MOON WALKING TO NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) THAI PRIME MINISTER, PRAYUTH CHAN-OCHA SAYING: "This is a good sign for our two countries to strengthen our strategic partnership and drive concrete results, and to support the development of both countries for stability and security." MOON AND PRAYUTH STANDING AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT, MOON JAE-IN SAYING: "Last year, the amount of bilateral trade reached a record of 14.1 billion dollars, and human exchanges exceed 2.36 million people. The remarkable development of the relationship between our two countries began with the sacrifices of Thai veterans, who were the first to rush to Korea in our hardest times during the war. On behalf of the Korean people, I pay tribute to those Thai veterans. I am confident that our relationship will deepen based on the trust and friendship we have created." MOON AND PRAYUTH SHAKING HANDS AFTER SPEECH MOON HANDING MEDAL TO KOREAN WAR VETERAN SITTING ON WHEELCHAIR VARIOUS OF MOON HANDING MEDAL TO VETERAN WAR VETERAN, COLONEL APORN VUDDHAKANAKA, SITTING IN WHEELCHAIR AND SHOWING PHOTOS OF HIM DURING KOREAN WAR
- Embargoed: 16th September 2019 09:46
- Keywords: Thailand South Korea Prayuth Chan-ocha Moon Jae-in trade strategic partnership
- Location: BANGKOK, THAILAND
- City: BANGKOK, THAILAND
- Country: Thailand
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA003AUYRC5J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha during his first official state visit to Thailand on Monday (September 2) for bilateral talks to increase economic cooperation between the two countries.
The two leaders held a meeting in Bangkok and later announced their aim to strengthen strategic partnerships during a joint statement.
Prayuth and Moon also witnessed the signing ceremony of six Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements in various aspects such as water resource management, Korean language proficiency, the exchanging of news intelligence in the high ranking military levels, trade, transport, as well as cooperation in developing smart city initiatives.
Moon's visit to the Southeast Asian region is in accordance to South Korea's New Southern Policy (NSP) to promote interactions and cooperation with each of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN), including Thailand as chair this year, according to Thai government house press release.
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