Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Thailand, has a number of engagements today. PM Modi will participate in a business event and then co-chair the 16th ASEAN-India summit with Thailand Prime Minister. Later in the day, the Prime Minister will take part in the 14th East Asia summit. The agenda of the meet would be to review the future direction of East Asia cooperation and exchange views on regional and international issues.
PM Modi arrived in Bangkok on Saturday to participate in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), East Asia, and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) summits.
Apart from attending the meetings, he is also scheduled to release a commemorative coin marking the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, as well as release a Thai translation of Tamil classic Tirukkural, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
He will also hold several bilateral talks on the sidelines of the summits.
Here are the Highlights on PM Modi's engagements in Thailand:
PM Modi wrote about his meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. He said, "Had an excellent meeting with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. We talked about ways to expand cooperation between India and Thailand. I also thanked him for the wonderful hospitality of the people as well as Government of Thailand."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Indonesia's President Joko Widodo in Bangkok. Talking about the meeting on Twitter, PM Modi wrote, "Our talks today were wide-ranging. We discussed ways to expand cooperation between India and Indonesia in areas such as trade and culture."
ASEAN is the integral part of our Act East Policy and will always be. An integrated and progressive ASEAN will favour India. We want to strengthen our partnership on maritime security, blue economy and human co-operation on several other such issues: PM Modi
In the spirit of our Act East Policy, we are paying special attention to enhance connectivity with this region. Direct connectivity between ports on Thailand's west coast and ports on India's east coast will enhance our economic partnership: PM Modi
If there is one thing I am specially proud of, it is India's talented and skilled human capital. No wonder India is among the world's largest start-up eco-systems. When India prospers, the world prospers. Our vision for India's development is such that it also leads to a better planet: PM Modi
India's growth trajectory is reflected in several ratings. We are among the top 10 FDI destinations. India has jumped 79 places in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business in the last five years: PM Modi
India is now pursuing another dream - to become a five trillion dollar economy. When my Government took over in 2014, India's GDP was about 2 trillion dollars. In 65 years, 2 trillion. But in just 5 years, we increased it to nearly 3 trillion dollars: PM Modi
All of what I have said just now makes India one of the world's most attractive economies for investment. India received $286 billion FDI in the last five years. This is almost half of the total FDI in India in the last twenty years: PM Modi
You would be shocked to know that for years, money was spent on the poor which did not really reach the poor. Our Government ended this culture thanks to DBT. DBT stands for direct benefit transfer. DBT has ended the culture of middlemen and inefficiency: PM Modi
India has seen many success stories in the last five years in various sectors. The reason for this is not only the Governments. India has stopped working in a routine, bureaucratic manner: PM Modi
We have gathered here to celebrate the Suvarna Jayanti or Golden Jubilee of the Aditya Birla Group in Suvarna Bhumi, Thailand. This is truly a special occasion. I am eager to give you a picture of some positive changes happening in India today. I say this with full confidence - this is the best time to be in India: PM