PM Modi to embark on 3-day Thailand visit today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday embark on a three-day visit to Thailand to participate in the ASEAN, East Asia, and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) summits.

On the first day, the Prime Minister will address the Indian community living in the country and the release of a commemorative coin marking the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, as well as the release of a Thai translation of Tamil classic Tirukkural, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

PM Modi will co-chair the 16th ASEAN-India summit with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on November 3.

During the press briefing on Thursday MEA had said, “the ASEAN-related summits are an integral part of our diplomatic calendar. This will be PM Modi’s seventh ASEAN-India summit and sixth East Asia Summit.”

On the following day, PM Modi will attend a special lunch hosted by the Thai Prime Minister for the leaders of the East Asian countries participating in the summit. The leaders will exchange views on progressing the global sustainable development agenda.

Subsequently, PM Modi will take part in the 14th East Asia summit and RCEP summit.

On the sidelines of the three summits, PM Modi will hold several bilateral meetings too.