As the new ambassador of Thailand to Oman, H E Suwat Kaesook has a number of plans for much better relationships among the sultanate and his nation.
While much more than 100,000 Omanis travelled to Thailand final year, the quantity is anticipated to improve by the finish of this year. Most of the vacationers (each Omanis and expatriates) pay a visit to Thailand for leisure, health-related and company purposes.
H E Kaesook mentioned, “My first aim as the ambassador is to have Omanis and Thai people sit and talk. It is only through dialogue that we get to know one another better. Thereafter, other aspects like business, tourism and investment will flourish. This is good for both the countries. Last year we invited businessmen, authorities and media to visit Thailand and get to know the country more closely.”
He added that the trade volume has elevated to practically US$700mn.
“Thailand exports spare parts, air-conditioners, petrochemical products, furniture and consumer products. Sea and agricultural products are very popular among Thai people.”
On health-related tourism, H E Kaesook mentioned, “The hospitals are well-prepared to handle patients from the Gulf and mainly Oman. Most hospitals have a dedicated team, fluent in Arabic and well versed in the culture. There are prayer rooms as well as halal food for our guests so that they are comfortable and have a good stay. Most of the patients who come from Oman look for treatment in cardiology and orthopaedics. They also come for general check-ups.”
In 2017, Thailand issued four,000 visas for expatriates. Omanis are exempted from Thai visa.
The video interview with HE Suwat Kaesook is obtainable at https://youtu.be/tEyt2dfeRPk
Information Source: Muscat Daily