Russian meteorology service reports 2016 is record warm year in ArcticBusiness & Economy January 24, 18:22
Russian chief negotiator comments on outcome of Syria peace talks in AstanaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 18:11
Legendary Isinbayeva blasts recent German film on alleged doping in Russian athleticsSport January 24, 18:07
Russian senator says Astana meeting on settling Syrian crisis proves successfulRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 17:55
Russian State Duma speaker hopes PACE will confirm its pan-European status under AgramuntRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 17:14
De Mistura says agreement on Syria ceasefire monitoring major result of Astana talksWorld January 24, 17:07
Damascus won’t accept unilateral decisions on Syria’s federalization — envoyWorld January 24, 16:46
Syrian opposition hopes UNSC will pass resolution based on its proposalsWorld January 24, 16:28
Russian bombers destroy Islamic State's arms depots in Deir ez-ZorMilitary & Defense January 24, 16:22
MOSCOW, July 16 /TASS/. Russia appreciates Thailand’s role in Asia-Pacific regional integration processes, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday as he opened talks with his Thai counterpart Tanasak Patimaprakorn.
"We have long-standing traditions of partnership and friendly relations. In two years from now, we are going to mark the 120th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations. We need to be well-prepared for this event," Lavrov said.
"There is reciprocal interest in building up cooperation in various spheres. New important agreements were reached when Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Bangkok in April this year," the Russian foreign minister went on to say.
Lavrov described Thursday’s talks as a good opportunity to exchange views on various themes, including a political dialogue and international issues.
"Russia appreciates Thailand’s noticeable role in the process of deepening integration in the Asia-Pacific region," Lavrov stressed.
The Thai foreign minister, in turn, noted a good level of bilateral relations between Russia and Thailand. "I am inviting you to visit Thailand once again if you have a chance. It’s a great pleasure to meet you. Our countries have long-standing relations, which are progressing. Thailand is smaller than Russia but we have strong determination to promote cooperation," Tanasak Patimaprakorn said.