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First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi met with Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand Konkarn Wattanavrangkul on August 4, 2016.
During the meeting parties discussed condition status and perspectives of kazakh-thai cooperation.
Wattanavrangkul expressed her congratulations with regard to election of Kazakhstan to the UNSC as a non-permanent member for 2017-2018, and wished success. Tileuberdi in his turn elaborated on priorities of our country within its work in the UNSC and our readiness to cooperate with Thailand on the forthcoming agenda.
“Around 70.000 Kazakh tourists visit Thailand annually, therefore we pay special attention to the issues related to maintenance of security and protection of Kazakh tourists and their interests,” – highlighted Tileuberdi and expressed interest of Kazakhstan in early signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of tourism and sports and the Agreement on cooperation in the field of sports which are being drafted currently.
First Deputy Minister extended his gratitude to the Minister for participation of Thailand in the upcoming international specialized exhibition Expo-2017. Thai minister in response expressed her willingness to organize training sessions for Kazakh travel companies and volunteers to be involved in the works with foreign guests of the exhibition.
Moreover, Wattanavrangkul asked the Government of Kazakhstan to support their efforts on including Thai boxing, Muay Thai, in the list of sports of the Olympic Games.
Having highly appreciated the role of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in the process of peace, Thai Minister handed over the invitation letter of the Prime Minister of Thailand addressed to the Head of State to participate in the forthcoming 2nd Asia Cooperation Dialogue Summit to be held in Bangkok in October this year.