BANGKOK, June 26 (TNA) – Thailand and the United Kingdom agree
to increase their two-way trade and explore the possibility of creating a free
trade agreement (FTA).
Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin
Laksanawisit revealed after a meeting with British Ambassador Brian John
Davidson at Government House on Friday that the trade representatives of the
two countries had been working to find a common ground which could lead to
talks on a FTA in the future.
The deputy premier and commerce minister said that he
discussed with the ambassador how to promote trade ties between Thailand and
the UK that formally left the European Union on 31 January 2020 after 47 years
Thailand had requested the UK support to increase Thailand’s
frozen chicken import quota to the EU, Jurin said.
The ministry will lead a business delegation to the UK in
order to promote bilateral trade when the COVID-19 crisis subsides, according
to the commerce minister. (TNA)