Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand will discuss trade, investment, public health, agriculture and the sufficiency economy philosophy during his two-day visit to Bhutan from July 19, according to a daily in Thailand, The Nation.

According to a joint press statement draft that the Nation received from the Cabinet yesterday, the Thai prime minister is expected to extend Thailand’s support to establish an eye, ear, nose and throat (ENT) medical centre in Bhutan by next year and discuss the local agricultural marketing scheme “One Gewog One Product”, which parallels Thailand’s iconic One Tambon One Product scheme.

Bhutan and Thailand share cordial relations. The two Kingdoms share deep respect for the institution of monarchy, shared spiritual heritage, proud legacy of sovereign independence and close people to people contact despite the asymmetry of geography, economy and population.

Bhutan established formal diplomatic relations with Thailand in 1989.