Thailand and Turkey have enjoyed bilateral relations for 61 years but are now focusing on a free trade agreement (FTA), the Thai ambassador said Thursday. 

Addressing a ceremony in the Turkish capital Ankara, Phantipha Iamsudha Ekarohit said the two countries hope to conclude the FTA by 2020.

“The two countries are collaborating to further strengthen and enhance these [bilateral] ties in all potential areas,” she said.

On Dec. 5, Thailand celebrated the birthday of late Thai King Bhumbibol Adulyadej, National Day and Father’s Day.

Speaking on the occasion, Turkey’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal said that Turkey and Thailand

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