Saudi Arabia and Thailand agreed in January 2022 to exchange ambassadors in the first high-level meeting between the two countries following a long lapse. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and visiting Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha have agreed on the appointment of ambassadors “in the near future” and to strengthen economic and trade relations, said a joint statement on Saudi state media.
Thailand and Saudi Arabia have always shared similar views on major regional and international issues, especially those of vital importance to international peace and security. Both countries are working closely and supported each other’s position in the United Nations and at other international bodies. The Kingdom of Thailand and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have historically enjoyed excellent relations.
The potential for the rapid build up of business and commercial links following the reestablishment of close diplomatic ties between the two countries is immense.
David Gibson-Moore had a first meeting with the Minister of Finance Arkhom Termpittayapaisith in Bangkok on December 29, 2021. The discussion focused on cooperation with the GCC counties particularly the Kingdon of Saudi Arabia. He was accompanied by Varavich Hongladarom CEO of Corevarion.
At the end of the meeting, both parties believe that Thailand has many key areas of contribution to assist Saudi Arabia to achieve its Vision 2030 and that business and commerce will be very substantially developed between the two countries in many sectors.
Both Varavich Hongladarom and David Gibson-Moore committed to pursue vigorously a number of key initiatives to realise the potential of the current opportunities available.