Thailand and Macau to discuss increased air links

11 April 2007

Bangkok, Thailand, 11 April – The governments of Macau and Thailand are to discuss an increase in air links between the two regions in order to make business and tourism easier, according to a joint statement issued Tuesday at the end of an official visit by the head of the Macau government to Bangkok.

Currently, only Air Macau has a route linking Macau to Thailand, specifically to Bangkok and Phuket.

The statement said that the two sides “reaffirm their mutual determination to increase cooperation in all areas of common interest namely, trade, investment, culture, tourism, hotel management and services.”

The statement, which was issued before Edmund Ho left Thailand on his way to Malaysia as part of a tour that will also take him to Singapore, said that Thailand had “encouraged Macau to increase investments in Thailand, particularly in the tourism sector.”

Finally, the statement said that Ho’s visit to Thailand at the invitation of the Thai Foreign Minister, Nitya Pibulsonggram, “will significantly contribute to boosting bilateral relations and cooperation between Macau and Thailand.” (macauhub)

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