Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra coming here for Siam Upasampada ceremoniesView(s):
Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra will be here on a two-day official visit as part of the celebrations held in connection with the culmination of Siam Upasampada ceremonies which will take place in Kandy on June 1. During her stay, Prime Minister Shinawatra is scheduled to address Parliament, hold bilateral discussions with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and sign four Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) between the two governments, the Ministry of External Affairs said.
She will also attend a luncheon meeting of the Sri Lanka-Thailand business leaders.Prime Minister Shinawatra will address Parliament on Friday, May 31, the third visiting foreign dignitary to do so at the Kotte Parliamentary complex. Former British Prime Minister, the late Mrs. Margaret Thatcher (1985) and Ms. Shinawatra’s elder brother Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra (2003) also addressed the new Sri Lankan Legislature.
The other foreign dignitaries to have addressed the old Sri Lanka Parliament are Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (1962), Pakistan President Field Marshall Mohamed Ayub Khan (1963), Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (1973), Pakistan President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1975) and Indian Prime Minister Moraji Desai (1979).
Prime Minister Shinawatra’s visit will be followed by the visit of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand in August, to participate in the final Siam Upasampada celebrations.
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