Xiamen: Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Prime Minister of Thailand Prayuth Chan-Ocha in honor of the 120th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries.
"For all these years, relations between Russia and Thailand have never been overshadowed by any negative events. Today, at the heart of our relations, of course, first of all, economic ties must lie, and here we have good prospects. If last year we observed some decrease, then for the first half of this year there is already a significant growth. In Russia, there is also growing interest in Thai culture, the number of our tourists in Thailand is increasing, "Putin said.
He also welcomed the Prime Minister at the BRICS summit, to which Thailand was invited as a guest.
The BRICS summit (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) began in China yesterday, September 4.
During it, representatives of states discussed the resolution of conflicts in Syria, Israel, Afghanistan and North Korea.
Also during the summit, Putin met with the Prime Minister of India, where issues of bilateral relations were discussed, and the president of Egypt - politicians discussed security and conflict settlement in Syria and Libya. In addition, he met with President of South Africa Jacob Zuma.