Published on April 23, 2009
Fugitive ex-Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is in Liberia, Africa to explore Thai investment and cooperation, Star Radio of Liberia reported on Tuesday.
Thaksin has held talks with Liberia's Vice President Joseph Boakai aimed at exploring avenues for a huge investment in Liberia.
The radio quoted Thaksin as telling Boakai that it is his strong intention for Thailand to have good relations with African Countries.
According to him, Thailand would like to share its success and failure in the areas of agriculture and poverty eradication.
He said his group is interested in oil and mineral exploration and extraction, agriculture, telecommunication license and Lottery.
The Thai billionaire arrived in Liberia early Tuesday and would continue his journey to Ivory Coast and other African Countries on Wednesday.Making remarks, Boakai welcomed Thaksin and delegation and urged the Thais to investment in Liberia as the country has all of the minerals.