Mr. Laksanawisit highlighted that India is one of the most important trade partners of Thailand and agri commodities including Rubber, Rubber Wood, Tapioca Starch are some of the important pillars/ focus sectors for both economies. He said that creating Agri-Trade Supply Chain Alliance (ATSCHA) is important as it would help in boosting the agri trade between both countries and their agri communities.
H. E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador, Royal Thai Embassy in India highlighted cultural, political and economic ties between Thailand and India. He said, “Both countries share ancient cultural relations. The stable governments in both countries will boost bilateral economic relations.” He added that the closer integration of India with Thailand and ASEAN would complement each other particularly in terms of trade and investment.
Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai, in his address, thanked the Hon’ble Deputy Prime Minister for his timely visit to India to promote trade and investment. He said, “The bilateral trade between both countries is growing rapidly. India’s bilateral trade with Thailand grew 60% since 2016 and today stands at USD 12 billion, with India’s exports at USD 4.4 billion and its import at USD 7.4 billion. As Government of India is building a highway between India and Thailand via Myanmar, it will promote movement of cargoes and will further accelerate bilateral trade.”
H. E. Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit’s visit is a key part of the Thai Government’s strategy to boost alliances with India. The delegation consisted of Thai companies in manufacture of Rubber, Rubber wood, Tapioca Starch, Construction Materials and Logistics. The visiting delegation is focussing on optimising FTA benefits, developing food processing industry, promoting Thailand as a trading nation and eventually establishing healthy channels of trade exchange, which will benefit the Thai industries.
The event was attended by senior representatives of Thai Government and large number of Indian SME enterprises.
H.E. Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Commerce, Government of Thailand (Right) being felicitated by Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai at the Thai Indo Business Networking in Mumbai
(From left to right) Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai, H.E. Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Commerce, Government of Thailand, Dr. Sansern Samalapa, Vice Minister for Commerce, Government of Thailand and H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador, Royal Thai Embassy & the trade delegation member from Thailand at the Thai Indo Business Networking in Mumbai