Both sides agreed that cooperation as expressed through the dialogue could be further enhanced by the establishment of a joint trade committee.

Joint Statement

The 4th Thailand-Israel working group dialogue was held in Bangkok on 17 May 2006. The Thai delegation was led by Mr. Tharit Charungvat, Director-General of the Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. The Israeli delegation was led by Mr. Amos Nadai, Deputy Director-General, Head of the Asia and Pacific Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.

The meeting was held in a spirit of friendship and cooperation which reflects the cordial relations existing between the two countries. Both sides held discussions on enhancing bilateral cooperation in such areas as trade and economic relations, security cooperation and counter terrorism, science and technology, technical cooperation, labor, agriculture and cultural exchanges. Both sides also exchanged views on regional issues and issues of common concern.

Both sides agreed that the working group dialogue is a valuable forum for promoting bilateral cooperation and that the spirit of cooperation as expressed through the dialogue could be further enhanced by the establishment of a joint trade committee as a separate forum for promoting trade and economics ties.
Mr. Nadai also called on Mr. Krit Garnjanagoonchorn, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Pisan Manawapt, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and exchanged views on respective domestic political issues.

The 5th working group dialogue is expected to be held in Israel in 2007.