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Thailand aims to boost trade relations with Kazakhstan

 

BANGKOK, April 20, 2017 (NNT) - Thailand is aiming to boost trade relations with Kazakhstan through close collaboration in energy and tourism. 

Lt. Gen. Werachon Sukondhapatipak, spokesman of the Prime Minister’s Office, said that Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday met with H.E. Mr. Marat Yessenbayev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Thailand, who paid a courtesy visit to bid farewell as his 4-year posting to the country is ending. 

During the meeting, Gen. Prayut congratulated Kazakhstan on becoming a non-permanent member of the United Nations’ Security Council and the country’s chairing of the council in January 2018, Lt. Gen. Werachon said. 

He added that the Thai PM and the Ambassador of Kazakhstan also agreed on several economic issues, as Kazakhstan is Thailand’s largest trading partner in Central Asia, and the two nations should try to boost the value of their trade. 

PM Prayut noted that Kazakhstan is a country with energy reserves and the Thai private sector is interested in exploring new economic opportunities there, the spokesman for the PM’s Office said. 

In addition, the two discussed plans to boost tourism to both countries as a further move to strengthen relations between the peoples of Thailand and Kazakhstan, Lt. Gen. Werachon added.

 
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In all their wisdom... they must know something no one else does.

 

Kazakhstani tourists a great source of income??? Really???:sleep:

 

Thais going to Kazakhstan for vacation now that one got me laughing.

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Unlike many other former soviets - the Kazakhs come independently. There is 1 schedule flight every day from Astana and also Almaty. Many Thais have visited Kaz through national sporting events and tournaments. There are also many Thais working in the Oil and Gas Sector.

 

What both countries are very familiar with is the brown envelope system........................... 

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4 hours ago, lonewolf99 said:

Unlike many other former soviets - the Kazakhs come independently. There is 1 schedule flight every day from Astana and also Almaty. Many Thais have visited Kaz through national sporting events and tournaments. There are also many Thais working in the Oil and Gas Sector.

 

What both countries are very familiar with is the brown envelope system........................... 

Good idea if you ask me, Kazakhs and Thais have similar income levels. Kazakhstan is stable, great skiing and snowwboarding in winter in Almaty. Kazakhstan would benefit from Thailands more exotic vegetables and fruit if they could be bought in at a reaonable price. You do see the odd Thai brand on the shelves but not particularly cheap.  A lot of Kazakhs aready visit Thailand but for Thais, getting a visa for Kazakhstan is an effort. Add that to a direct 6 hour flight and there is definitely scope to improve tourism. the brown envelope is definitely alive and well. The only people we try to avoid on the streets in Almaty are the police.

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On 4/20/2017 at 11:50 AM, webfact said:

Kazakhstan is a country with energy reserves and the Thai private sector is interested in exploring new economic opportunities

It's going to take a lot of chickens, pork and rice for Thailand to buy into Kazak's energy resources.

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For those who are commenting without any knowledge or having been there, Kazakhstan is an awesome place and the trade opportunities are in fact immense. Great beef, the best lamb in the world, skiing, snow boarding, vodka and a totally pristine countryside, mixed in with some of the hottest looking women around - get your tickets booked - you don't know what you are missing! I will be off there again very soon.

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