José Manuel BARROSO, President of the EC, receives Yingluck SHINAWATRA, Prime Minister of Thailand: arrival and roundtable
Première transmission: 06/03/2013
Brussels, Belgium - EC/Berlaymont
Fin de production: 06/03/2013
Following his visit to Thailand last November 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, met with Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand, today in Brussels.
Talks focused on trade and investment relations, as well as on the upcoming free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between the European Union and Thailand. Thailand’s parliament recently gave the go-ahead to a framework for the expected FTA negotiations, which are expected to take around two years to conclude.
Total bilateral trade would be expected to increase, with the FTA reducing import tariffs by more than the current General System of Preferences for Thai goods exported into Europe.
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||Exterior view of the European Commission building
||Arrival of Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand - welcome by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC (3 shots)
||Roundtable (4 shots)