12 Sep '11, 11am

Thailand, Indonesia vow to boost trade: JAKARTA: Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday vowed to impr...

Thailand, Indonesia vow to boost trade: JAKARTA: Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday vowed to impr...

JAKARTA: Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday vowed to improve economic cooperation with Indonesia, particularly in the agriculture, energy and tourism sectors. In her first state visit to Indonesia, Yingluck said that she and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono were pleased with the rapidly increasing flow of trade, which in 2010 jumped 34 per cent to around $12 billion. "However, both the president and I agree that there are other ways to expand our economic cooperation and trade, especially in the areas of energy and tourism," Yingluck said. Thai and Indonesian officials said that both countries would renew a rice agreement that was due to expire this year, with plans to export 300,000 tonnes a year to Indonesia, according to the Antara state news agency. "Thailand and Indonesia are determined to contribute to regional food security. We hope to co...

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