PM urges strong Gulf-Asean links
Bangkok, June 2, 2012
Strong GCC-Asean links are necessary to counter global economic volatility, said His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa during official talks with his Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok.
He also stressed Bahrain's keenness to build bridges of co-operation with the rest of the world, particularly with Thailand and other members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations.
Strong trade links between the two economic blocs will help both tap the vast opportunities to achieve high growth rates, the Premier said.
He outlined Bahrain's stance during official talks with Shinawatra at government headquarters in Bangkok.
Both sides agreed to take measures to bolster co-operation on food security, livestock and fish farming to meet basic nutritional needs in Bahrain. They also discussed ways of making the kingdom a distribution hub for Thai products in the region.
The Premier is visiting Bangkok where he delivered a keynote speech to the World Economic Forum on East Asia on Thursday as a special guest of honour of the Thai prime minister. -TradeArabia News Service
More Government & Laws Stories
- Galfar ex-CEO gets 15 years' jail over bribes
- New law on family violence on the way in Bahrain
- Four blast suspects are remanded in Bahrain
- Bahrain to step up war on terror
- Norton Rose Fulbright moves London head to Dubai
- DSG ‘ready to implement Smart Dubai Strategy’
- Iraqi women protest new draft law
- Bahrain police 'face more danger in line of duty'
- Saudi names Brotherhood as terrorist group
- Qatar outraged over terror claims
- Bahrain PM condemns exploitation of children
- Qatar will not alter foreign policy: source
- Bahrain accuses Iran of fomenting trouble
- 'Put security before rights' in Bahrain: publisher
- 'Hizbollah trained Daih blast suspect'
- Key terror blast suspects named in Bahrain
- $2.6m Royal Fund for martyrs set up
- Bahrain to draw up new anti-terror laws
- GCC ROW: Qatar voices surprise over envoys pull out
- GCC tobacco tax rise ‘will fuel illicit trade’
- Saudi, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar
- Bahrain explosion draws global condemnation
- GDN photographer hurt in blast is discharged
- Iran playing increasing role in Bahrain unrest
- Bahrain launches 6-point plan to fight terror
- Sisi gives sign he will run for president
- New Saudi clamp on energy drinks
- Health insurance must for Saudi visa
- Qatari doctor gets 7 years jail in UAE
- Family violence law articles approved in Bahrain