Prince Andrew (L) meets Vietnam's Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien in Hanoi at the start of a three-day visit to the communist country. Prince Andrew started a three-day Vietnam visit to promote the nation as a trade and investment partner for the communist country in meetings with state and business leaders.(AFP/Frank Zeller)
Britain's Duke of York to discuss trade, investment with Thai Deputy PM
BANGKOK, June 8 (TNA) - His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Britain's Duke of York, will discuss trade and investment with Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Somkid Jatusripitak here Thursday with an aim to strengthen bilateral trade ties between the United Kingdom and Thailand.
Prince Andrew, who is a special UK representative for international trade and investment, arrived at Bangkok Military Airport on Wednesday, the first of the royal guests for the celebrations marking His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 60th anniversary of his accession to the throne.
In his mission to boost trade and investment between the United Kingdom and Thailand, His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, will today meet caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.
A source at the Commerce Ministry said the possibility of forming a free-trade agreement between the two countries would also be discussed.
The meeting will be arranged on the sidelines of the prince's visit to Thailand for the 60th anniversary of His Majesty the King's accession to the throne.
Prince Andrew, who will stay until Wednesday, is a special UK representative for international trade and investment. Each year he has at least five overseas visits to strengthen trade cooperation, and this year Thailand is his focus. http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2006...s_30006000.php
Prince Andrew arrived in Bangkok yesterday. You can find pictures of his arrival here & here. Later on, he presented the Thai Prime Minister with a family gift made by Lord Linley
Prince Andrew with Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra shortly after arriving at a military airport in Bangkok
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BANGKOK, June 10 (TNA) - The United Kingdom is confident in Thailand, where UK investors give priority to expanding their investment bases, His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Britain's Duke of York, said here on Friday.
When presiding over a ceremony to inaugurate the 100th branch of UK-based Boots Group at the Q-House Building on South Sathorn Road Friday afternoon, His Royal Highness Prince Andrew said in his speech that bilateral relations between the UK and Thailand have long been established and fostered.
The Duke of York, the second son of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, who is also a UK special representative for international trade and investment, noted that Thailand is among countries in which the UK is confident and UK investors give priority to expanding their investment bases internationally.
Prince Andrew greeting Prince Haakon and M-M at the Thailand celebrations recently.
I'm just curious... I remember reading that Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit lived in London a few years ago, and I wonder if Prince Andrew ever became close friends with or socialized with Haakon and MM while they were living there. Anyone know?
PRINCE ANDREW VISITS MILITARY TRAINING CENTER OF AZERBAIJAN [June 30, 2006, 17:14:17]
Duke of York, member of the British Royal Family, Prince Andrew, in the frame of “Peacemaking English” project of the British Council on 30 June has visited the military training center of Azerbaijan, interested in training courses of servicemen.