Transcript of the beginning of the meeting:
Dmitry Medvedev: Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to meet with you. First of all, I would like to thank you for this visit and ask you to convey my best wishes to Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha. I remember discussing the development of Russian-Thai relations with him in Bangkok and in Manila last year. I hope that your visit and the prime minister’s upcoming visit to attend the Russia-ASEAN Summit will contribute to the comprehensive development of Russian-Thai ties.
You will have a meeting with my colleagues in the Government and on the Security Council. I wish you success at all the events.
Prawit Wongsuwan (via interpreter): First of all, allow me to express gratitude for finding the time to have a meeting with me and our delegation. Our prime minister also conveyed his best wishes to you and expressed gratitude for your visit to Bangkok. In keeping with instructions from the prime minister, who will come to Russia on an official visit in May, we are here to make preparations for his visit to ensure the strengthening and expansion of our relations and cooperation.