Russian PM's visit a boost for Thais, focus on trade, tourists

April 7, 2015 4:49 AM

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Russian PM's visit a boost for Thais, focus on trade, tourists

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrives in Thailand on Tuesday for a visit aimed at expanding trade and the ruling military will be keen to highlight international support nearly a year after it ousted an elected government.

Medvedev's two-day visit follows criticism from some Western countries and the United Nations of sweeping security powers granted to the military last week after martial law was lifted in most areas.

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