Ambassador of Thailand to India, Chutintorn Gongsakdi, on Thursday afternoon made a courtesy call on Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb at his chamber at Civil Secretariat in Agartala.
Both discussed various aspects including trade, tourism and people-to-people contact through cultural exchange programmes.
Ambassador Gongsakdi is on advance tour regarding the scheduled visit of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand to three north-eastern states of Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura in November next.
The Princes is a recipient of the India’s prestigious Padma Bushan in 2017 and shall be visiting India for the 18th time.
An interesting cultural programme of Thailand is likely to take place in Tripura during the visit of the Thai Princess.
The Thai Princess is interested with the lifestyle and culture of the tribes of the region, said the Thai Ambassador adding that people know very little about the rich cultural heritage of India’s northeastern region.
He added that the present trade and business between India and Thailand is going well but it is still under-potential as the estimated trade potential can be US $ 10 billion annually.
Ambassador Gongsakdi informed that 28 big Thai companies are investing in various sectors in India like food, auto parts, computer parts, SME (small-to-medium enterprise) etc.
According to him India’s north-eastern region has a bright future with the coming up of the trilateral highways which shall pave the economic progress of the region beside the huge potential of border trade and tourism and which shall also play important role.