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Saudi Arabia / ซาอุดีอาระเบีย

ราชอาณาจักรซาอุดีอาระเบีย
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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General Profile

Saudi Arabia / ซาอุดีอาระเบีย

  • The oil producer and exporter including the 1st of oil reserves country in the world influencing in the OPEC
  • One of the Muslim world, including Arab world, leader countries playing significant roles in OIC, GCC and Arab League
  • The location of the most important Two Holy Mosques of Muslim world in Mecca and Madina
General Information

   Area                  2,149,690 square kilometers(4 times of Thailand)
   Capital               Riyadh
   Population        26.1 million people (2010)
   Language          Arabic
   Religion             Muslim (mostly Sunni)
   King          The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
   Prime Minister             King Abdullah
   Foreign Minister          Saud Al-Faysal
   Independence Day      23 September
   Thai-Saudi Diplomatic Relation Foundation Day        October 1, 1957

Economy Information (2010)

   GDP                                  $443.69 billion (Thailand: $317.8 billion)
   GDP per Capita                $16,995.7 (Thailand: $4,719.8 )
   Real GDP Growth             3.7% ( Thailand: 7.8% )
   Exchange rate                  Riyal (1 THB = 0.12 SAR) (Jun 2010)
   Reserves                          $445.137 billion (Thailand: $185.6 billion)
   Inflation rate                   3.7% (Thailand: 3.3%)
   Natural resources             Oil, natural gas
   Industries                         Oil, natural gas, petrochemicals
   Imports - commodities Machinery, chemical products, cars, processing food, textiles
   Imports - partners           The United Stated of America, China, Japan, Germany,
                                             South Korea, Italy, India
   Exports - commodities     Crude oil, petroleum products
   Exports - partners            The United States of America, Japan, South Korea, China,
                                             India, Singapore

Statistics of Thailand-Saudi Arabia (2010)

   Trade value of Thailand - Saudi Arabia     $7,764.07 million (increasing 33.66%)
                                                                       (Thailand: export value $2,118.03 million,
                                                                       import value $5,646.05 million,
                                                                       trade deficit value $3,528.02 million)
   Export products of Thailand       Cars, equipment and parts, rice, iron, steel and parts,
                                                        oil, canned and processing seafood, air conditioners,
                                                        refrigerators, rubber products
   Import products from Saudi Arabia     Crude oil, fertilizers, chemical products, oil,
                                                                 natural gas, textiles, other metal ore, scrap metal
                                                                 and products, jewelry, sliver and gold
   Investment      Investment of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) of
                            Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, King Abdullah’s cousin, in many Thai companies
                            (Four Seasons, Raffles, Fairmont, Movenpick) around $1 billion
   Tourism            8,764 Saudi tourists to Thailand
   Thai people in Saudi Arabia About 15,000 Thai people and 100 Thai students
   Visa           Need to apply for visa
   Office of Thailand in Saudi Arabia      The Royal Thai Embassy in Riyadh/
                                                                The Consulate-General in Jeddah
   Office of Saudi Arabia to Thailand      The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Bangkok

Middle East Division, December 2013

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Agreements and Cooperation

  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA FOR THE RECIPROCAL EXEMPTION OF TAXES ON THE ACTIVITIES OF AIR TRANSPORT ENTERPRISES OF THE TWO COUNTRIES
    Date Signed 10 May 1994
  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA FOR THE RECIPROCAL EXEMPTION OF TAXES ON THE ACTIVITIES OF AIR TRANSPORT ENTERPRISES OF THE TWO COUNTRIES
    Date Signed 10 May 1994
  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA FOR AIR SERVICES BETWEEN AND BEYOND THEIR RESPECTIVE TERRITORIES
    Date Signed 8 July 1984