International relations

New ASEAN strategy urgently required for Myanmar crisis, say experts

The upcoming ASEAN foreign ministers’ emergency meeting is expected to result in drastic recommendations and an effective strategy to implement the five-point consensus to resolve the ongoing crisis in strife-torn Myanmar, experts say. The ministers are scheduled to meet on October 27 at the ASEAN ...

Lancang-Mekong 'soft connectivity'

China has collectively consulted, contributed to and shared in the development of the Lancang-Mekong region with the five Mekong countries — Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam — over the past five years, helping to promote economic sustainability and connectivity.The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) framework is ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand agrees to open new border point with Cambodia

Thailand has agreed to open a new border crossing with Cambodia to boost trade, Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Wednesday.The crossing at the newly constructed Nong Ian-Stung Bot-Ban Friendship Bridge in Sa Kaeo province will be opened early as Thailand has yet to complete ...

The Nation Reporter

Laos surveys new expressway linking Thailand, China

Surveyors are designing a route for a new expressway in Laos that will cut travel time between northern Thailand and southern China.Liu Jingwei, an official overseeing the project, said officials were surveying the route for the expressway that will connect Huayxai in Laos’ Bokeo province ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand-Cambodia highway 70% complete

A new highway connecting Thailand and Cambodia is 70% complete, according to the Department of Highways.The four-lane road will be named Highway 3646 and connect Ban Nong Ian in the Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo province to the Thailand-Cambodia Friendship Bridge in Stung Bot community ...

The Nation Reporter

UK and Thailand to Cooperate in New Era of Smart City Development

The UK and Thailand have jointly launched the “UK Thailand Tech Export Academy”.  The purpose of the collaboration is to promote the development of “smart cities” to be constructed across Thailand.  So far, the initiative has involved the matching of over 200 businesses from the ...

Growing cooperation between Hanoi and Bangkok on South China Sea

Faced with the Chinese naval exercises that will continue throughout the month of March, the foreign ministries of Vietnam and Thailand are seeking compliance with UN conventions on maritime law. And they hope that ASEAN will be strengthened, while commercial relations between the two countries ...

Mekong needs tough govt stance

On Feb 8, Charge d’Affaires of Chinese Embassy Yang Xin paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in which they exchanged Chinese New Year’s wishes, looking ahead for warmer relations and closer cooperation.One topic was missing from their friendly talks: the fluctuating water ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cambodia, Thailand to boost cooperation in new key areas

Cambodia and Thailand are committed to enhancing their cooperation in three existing development areas and agreed to add five more areas for the next three-year collaboration, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).The commitment was expressed during the 15th Consultation on Technical ...

Thailand eyes construction of 6th Thai-Lao friendship bridge in 2025

Thai Minister of Transport Saksayam Chidchob said Friday his ministry has scheduled to complete the construction of the 6th Thai-Lao friendship bridge by 2025.During his trip to the northeastern provinces of Amnat Charoen, Yasothon and Mukdahan provinces, Saksayam said he is in discussion with various ...

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