Jan 27, 2016, 4:48 PM
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Thai dy PM due in Tehran

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 27, IRNA – Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak will pay an official visit at the head of a high-ranking delegation to Iran next week to discuss with Iranian officials ways of expanding mutual economic and trade relations.

Iran's Ambassador to Thailand Mohsen Mohammadi, who has newly been appointed to the post, told IRNA on Wednesday that the Thai official during his four-day stay and talks with senior Iranian officials will consult on expansion of mutual ties after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and lifting of unfair anti-Iran sanctions.
Jatusripitak will talk with President Hassan Rouhani and Vice-President Mohammad-Hassan Shariatmadri on promotion of bilateral relations.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday had called for further expansion of Iran-Thailand relations.
Mohammadi said Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai as well as ministers of science and technology, finance, energy and trade will accompany the Thai deputy prime minister in his visit.
The Thai foreign mnister was invited by Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh to visit the Middle Eastern nation on the occasion of the ninth meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic, Commercial, Industrial, Technical, Agricultural and Scientific Cooperation between Thailand and Iran.
Don was asked to chair the opening ceremony of the joint meeting.
Both countries have agreed to help each other meet their needs. Iran can export fuel to Thailand and provide energy security, while Thailand can export rice and rubber, providing food security and supporting industrial productivity.
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