Dr. Al-Qasabi, Thai deputy PM discuss possibility of signing a FTA between GCC countries and Thailand
Minister of Commerce and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Foreign Trade Dr. Majid Bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi met here Sunday with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce of the Kingdom of Thailand Jurin Laksanawisit.
This meeting was held during the visit of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce of the Kingdom of Thailand and a Thai delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which included more than 190 participants, including government officials and businessmen.
During the meeting, they discussed ways to strengthen friendship ties between the two countries at the governmental and private levels in the commercial and investment fields, including the sectors of agriculture, industry, tourism, food industries, and entrepreneurship for small and medium enterprises.
They also discussed the possibility of signing a free trade agreement between the GCC countries and the Kingdom of Thailand.
Dr. Al-Qasabi held a dinner banquet in honor of the Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and his accompanying delegation of senior officials and businessmen.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Tourism Ahmed Bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb; Minister of Investment Eng. Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih; Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Eng. Ahmed Bin Suleiman Al-Rajhi and Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Bin Ibrahim Al-Khorayef.
The meeting was also attended by Governor of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Dr. Saad Bin Othman Al-Qasabi; CEO of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) Dr. Hisham Bin Saad Al-Jadhey; and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Saudi Chambers Ajlan Bin Mohammed Al-Ajlan.
It is worth mentioning that more than 200 representatives of Saudi and Thai companies participated in the Saudi-Thai Business Forum, which was held here on Monday.
The forum aims to encourage the commercial partnership between the business sectors of the two countries, sign bilateral partnership agreements, and discuss prospects for cooperation in various economic sectors.