On February 13-14, 2017 a Russian delegation headed by the Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Alexey Volin paid a working visit to Bangkok.
At the meeting with the Secretary-General of the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission Mr. Takorn Tantasith the two sides reached a principled agreement to work out and sign in the near future a Joint statement of the two agencies with recommendations to mobile operators of Thailand and Russia to reduce international roaming tariffs. It was emphasized that this will send a strong message to Russian tourists, who will be choosing where to spend winter vacations of 2017/2018 and a serious factor for them to choose Thailand for that purpose.
Mr. Volin accentuated the importance of availability of Russian TV channels such as «RT» and «RTR Planet» in the hotels at Thai resorts to attract more tourists from Russia.
During his stay in Bangkok Mr. Volin had meetings with the Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s office H.E. Mr. Omsin Cheewapruek, Minister of Digital Economy and Society H.E. Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Chairman of the biggest private telecommunication company of Thailand «True Vision PCL» Mr. Soopakij Chearavanont and top management of the «Nation Multimedia Group Public Co.».
The Russian and the Thai sides expressed their intention to further promote cooperation in media high technology spheres, which are of great potential from the point of view of strategic development of Russian-Thai business ties.