Bangkok, November 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Bangkok for his three-day visit to Thailand. The Indian Premier will attend the 16th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India, East Asia and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) summits. He will also interact with the Indian diaspora at an event "Sawasdee PM Modi" at 6 pm IST in Bangkok today. PM Narendra Modi Embarks on 3-day Thailand Visit Today for ASEAN, East Asia, and RCEP Summits.
The “Sawasdee PM Modi” event is organised by the Indian community living in Thailand in coordination with the Indian Embassy in Bangkok. In a tweet, PM said, "Connecting with the Indian diaspora is something I always look forward to. At 6 PM IST this evening in Bangkok, I would interact with the Indian community-based in Thailand. Their contributions to Thailand in various spheres are valuable."
PM Modi Tweet:
Connecting with the Indian diaspora is something I always look forward to. At 6 PM IST this evening in Bangkok, I would interact with the Indian community based in Thailand. Their contributions to Thailand in various spheres are valuable. https://t.co/ceR74W2sLr
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 2, 2019
"Sawasdee PM Modi" Event Timing?
The "Sawasdee PM Modi" event will begin at 6 pm IST (Indian Standard Time) on Saturday. Apart from Address, PM Modi will also release a commemorative coin marking the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
What Sawasdee Means?
Sawasdee is a word used for greetings and goodbyes in the Thai language. The work "Sawasdee" is derived from Sanskrit word Svasti which means welfare.
On Sunday, PM Modi will co-chair the ASEAN-India summit alongside Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. "The ASEAN-related summits are an integral part of our diplomatic calendar. This will be Prime Minister Modi’s seventh ASEAN-India summit and sixth East Asia Summit,” the MEA said.