Prayers were said at the Devasthana in Bangkok on Thursday morning by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who was there for the 9th India-Thailand Joint Commission Meeting.
India and Thailand commemorate 75 years since their diplomatic ties were established.
The EAM claimed to have gotten the blessings of Phra Maharajaguru Vidhi, underscoring the two nations’ linked religious and cultural heritage.
“offered prayers at Bangkok’s Devasthana this morning. Benefited from Phra Maharajaguru Vidhi’s blessings. Emphasises the traditions of our common religion and culture, “In a tweet, Mr Jaishankar said.
On Tuesday, Mr Jaishankar arrived in Thailand. He also visited Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand and gave him a special welcome from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Indian Embassy Residency Complex in Bangkok was officially opened during the ninth Thailand-India Joint Commission meeting, which was co-chaired by Mr Jaishankar and Don Pramudwinai, the deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister of Thailand.
On October 10, 2019, New Delhi hosted the 8th Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) between India and Thailand. Don Pramudwinai, the Thai Foreign Minister, headed the Thai side, while Mr Jaishankar led the Indian side. The Senior Officials Meeting occurred on October 9, 2019, before the JCM.
Following a brief bilateral meeting between the Ministers, delegation-level discussions took place. Both parties assessed the progress achieved during the discussions in terms of political, defence and security, economic and commercial, connectivity, cultural, tourist, and people-to-people links, among other sectors of the bilateral relationship.
Thailand is the national coordinator for the India-ASEAN Strategic Partnership for 2018–21 and the ASEAN Chairman for 2019.