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Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-O-Cha arrived in New Delhi yesterday evening on a three day visit to India with a high level delegation. He will be accorded ceremonial reception at the forecourts of Rashtrapati Bhawan this morning. Later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Thailand's counterpart Prayut Chan-O-Cha will hold restricted and delegation level talks which will be followed by press statements by the two leaders. The visiting dignitary will call on Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari. 
India and Thailand have strong economic synergies and the diversifying profile of growing bilateral trade and investment reflects the growth and maturity of the interaction between the two countries. During the talks,



the two Prime Ministers will discuss range of issues including defence, security, Science and Technology and improving people-to-people contacts. Trade and attracting investments from Thailand will be high on the agenda. 
India will also seek Thai participation in its Make-in-India initiative. Bilateral trade in the last 15 years has actually grown eight times and currently it is 7.93 billion dollars. India's export to Thailand is worth about 2.63 billion dollars and India's imports amount to nearly 5.3 billion dollars. Tourism has been an important element in building closer people-to-people contacts. About 10 lakh Indian tourists visit Thailand every year while about a lakh tourists arrive from Thailand to India.

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