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India, Thai to boost maritime security

The Thai premier will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his three-day visit beginning on Thursday. The two countries will issue a joint statement later, expressing their expectations to increase maritime security, double trade in five years, push the India-Myanmar-Thai road project, cooperate in civil aviation, fight cybercrime and promote people-to-people cooperation, said Maj-General Werachon Sukondhapatipak, a deputy Thai government spokesman. Werachon said talks with India will focus on issues such as trade, support for Thai agricultural products and cooperation on education and tourism. 

He said Gen Prayuth has said to put all items high on agenda. A high-level delegation will discuss boosting cultural exchanges between the two nations.India and Thailand will also look for joint projects in solar energy, space applications and space technology sectors. “Thailand is an extremely important partner and the two sides attach a lot of importance to this visit,” India’s Ambassador to Thailand Bhagwant Bishnoi told a news agency. 
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