Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah received a visit from Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin today (October 11) at Istana Negara.
The meeting took place, with Srettha arriving at 12:50 pm and spending approximately 30 minutes in discussions with the King.
In attendance were Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Mohamad Alamin, Foreign Ministry secretary general Datuk Seri Amran Mohamed Zin, and Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand Datuk Jojie Samuel.
Srettha’s visit to Malaysia marks his first official visit to the country since he was sworn in as the Thai prime minister on September 5. Furthermore, he is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on the same day. During this meeting, the two leaders are expected to review the progress of bilateral relations and exchange views on matters of mutual interest at the bilateral, regional, and international levels.
In 2022, Thailand was Malaysia’s seventh largest trading partner globally and the third largest among the ASEAN member states. The total trade between the two countries amounted to RM122.03 billion, showing an increase of 17.9% from RM97.55 billion in 2021.