PRIME Minister Julia Gillard played host to her Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra in Canberra on Monday.
Ms Shinawatra was officially welcomed in the Forecourt of Parliament House with a ceremony that included a 19-gun salute.
The leaders discussed a range of issues, including the enhancement of trade and investment ties, efforts to increase tourism between the countries, education, food safety and co-operation on disaster management, energy and security issues.
Ms Yingluck's visit marked the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations between Australia and Thailand.
Their meeting was followed by a joint meeting of Australian and Thai cabinet ministers.