Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bangkok for his 3-day visit to Thailand on Saturday. He will interact with the Indian diaspora during ‘Sawasdee PM Modi’ programme, later in the day. PM Modi took to Twitter to share the photos of his arrival in Thailand. He wrote, "Reached Thailand to take part in the ASEAN related Summits including the India-ASEAN Summit and other programmes. I look forward to interacting with world leaders as well as Thailand’s dynamic Indian community during this visit."
Reached Thailand to take part in the ASEAN related Summits including the India-ASEAN Summit and other programmes. I look forward to interacting with world leaders as well as Thailand’s dynamic Indian community during this visit. pic.twitter.com/tSxEIwZ7el— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 2, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed at hotel Marriott Marquis by members of the Indian community, in Bangkok.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said that the Indians living in Thailand have contributed in various spheres. Here's his tweet:
"Connecting with the Indian diaspora is something I always look forward to. At 6 PM IST this evening in Bangkok, I would interact with the Indian community-based in Thailand. Their contributions to Thailand in various spheres are valuable."
In addition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also launch the commemorative coin, marking the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. He will also release of a Thai translation of Tamil classic Tirukkural, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Apart from the summits, PM Modi will also hold bilateral meetings with a number of other world leaders present in Bangkok.
MEA had underscored the diplomatic importance of ASEAN nations. Ministry of External Affairs' Secretary (East) Vijay Thakur Singh on Thursday said that this will be Prime Minister Modi's seventh ASEAN-India summit and sixth East Asia Summit. "Last year, in January, you would recall that India had hosted the 25th-anniversary commemorative summit of Indo-ASEAN in which all the 10 ASEAN leaders had participated. Then, the Delhi Declaration was adopted wherein it was agreed to further strengthen and deepen the ASEAN-India strategic partnership," she added.