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Saudi, Thailand agree to restore full diplomatic ties

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-01-26 09:32
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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha delivers a televised speech in Bangkok, Thailand, March 24, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia and Thailand agreed on Tuesday to restore full diplomatic relations during the official visit of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the first of its kind in more than 30 years.

In a joint statement, the two sides announced the exchange of ambassadors in the near future and deepening of cooperation in the green economy, renewable energy, digital transformation, cybersecurity and others, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The visit of Prayut to Saudi Arabia came at the invitation of the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Saudi Arabia downgraded its relations with Thailand after a diplomatic row over a jewellery theft in 1989.

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