India and Thailand meet to discuss agriculture, trade
The Dollar Business Bureau
India and Thailand on Tuesday agreed to work collectively for the benefit of farmers, manufacturers and traders in the field of tuber crops such as tapioca.
This issue along with several others was discussed between S S Ahluwalia, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and a delegation led by Winichi Chaemchaeng, Thailand’s Vice Minister of Commerce in New Delhi.
The delegates from Thailand have proposed that cooperation in the area of agriculture, mainly of tapioca processing, value addition, etc, provides tremendous opportunities, according to a statement by the Agriculture Ministry.
Ahluwalia stated that both the countries share ties of history, heritage, civilisation and culture and that India and Thailand are important partners in several international forums.
The visiting Thai minister reaffirmed the cordial relationship between the two nations and explained briefly the economic conditions, primarily of agriculture sector, that include the initiatives and steps taken by Thailand in the area of Trade and Commerce, said the statement.
In the meeting, the delegates from Indian side provided details on the progress the country has made in developing varieties of cassava, quality of planting materials and value addition.
The bilateral trade between India and Thailand stood at $8.49 billion during the fiscal of 2015-16.