Wan Azizah to undertake official visit to Thailand

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will be heading to Bangkok for her maiden official visit to Thailand for two days starting today to further enhance bilateral relations and cooperation in various areas of mutual interest.

“This official visit is part of a series of introductory visits since she was sworn in as the Deputy Prime Minister on May 21, 2018,” said Malaysian Foreign Ministry in a statement yesterday.

Wisma Putra said Dr Wan Azizah, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister, is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

This will be followed by a bilateral meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand General Chatchai Sarikulya in charge of social development and human security issues to discuss bilateral cooperation as well as exchange views on regional and global issues of common concern.

“A meeting with members of the Federation of Thai Industries has also been arranged for both countries to explore and discuss possible cooperation on trade and investments,” said Wisma Putra.

Wisma Putra said the visit would reaffirm Malaysia’s strong commitment to further enhance bilateral relations and cooperation with Thailand in various areas of mutual interest, including trade and investments, social development, women empowerment, sustainable development, education and agriculture.

Dr Wan Azizah will also be meeting the Malaysian diaspora in Bangkok tomorrow.