The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will pay a three-day official visit to Japan beginning on May 27 at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
The annual summit between the Prime Ministers of India and Japan will enhance and strengthen the Strategic and Global Partnership between the two countries. The two leaders will discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of common interest.
Dr. Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur will be received in audience by their majesties the emperor and empress of Japan.
The Prime Minister will then pay a two-day visit to the Kingdom of Thailand beginning on May 30 during which he will discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of interest to both sides.
The visit to the Kingdom of Thailand is at the invitation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
India-Thailand relations are characterized by shared bonds of civilizational contacts. The partnership between the two sides has been strengthened by close cooperation in political, security, economic and cultural contacts as well as coordination on regional issues. (ANI)