Day one included a meeting Foreign Minister Kasit, where he discussed deepening and broadening the political and trade relationship between the UK and Thailand, Thailand’s national reconciliation process and the upcoming elections in Burma.
The Minister also visited the Ratchaprasong intersection with the Bangkok Governor, Sukhumbhand Paribatra, to see for himself the efforts to restore the area following the recent redshirt protests. He also visited Khao San Road and met representatives from the local police.
The first Minister from Britain’s coalition government to visit Thailand, Jeremy Browne is using the visit to highlight the importance of the UK-Thailand bilateral relationship to the UK economy. The Minster delivered the key note speech “UK and Thailand- a partnership for the future” to the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand.