International relations

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 ...

Thai PM proposes four Mekong-Lancang cooperation areas

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha proposed four major cooperation agenda in the virtual 3rd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Leaders’ Meeting, chaired by Laos on August 24.According to Thai Government Spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri, PM Prayut said the four areas of cooperation that Thailand attaches importance to include ...

China seeks stronger Asean ties

Asean and China will celebrate the 30th anniversary of bilateral relations next year and at issue is whether Asean will be willing to upgrade the country’s status to “comprehensive strategic partner”. Beijing is hopeful that there will be a consensus among the 10-member countries to ...

Asean meet to gauge virus response

The regional Covid-19 response is expected to be assessed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and other world leaders during the upcoming 36th Asean Summit next week.The summit will be hosted by Asean chair Vietnam on June 26 under the theme of “Cohesive and Responsive Asean”. ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

How The G20 Should Lead, Again

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a pall over the global economy, making it impossible to anticipate even the near future. Restrictions on cross-border movements, along with national lockdowns, are rapidly reducing global production and consumption, and disrupting value chains. Growing uncertainties are creating a vicious ...

Hong Nam-ki

Thailand, US in 'proactive' trade talks

Thailand and the United States on Wednesday discussed “proactive” economic, trade and investment cooperation, which will be crucial for salvaging the economy in the aftermath of the new coronavirus pandemic.The discussion was carried out between Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Michael George DeSombre, the new ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Community responsible for subregional interests in Mekong-Lancang

The Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Mechanism (MLC) is a cooperation mechanism in line with the current trend of globalisation and integration.The MLC aims to promote comprehensive cooperation to build a community of responsibilities and common interests in the subregion. In addition, the MLC also has other goals ...

Asean summit in Vietnam postponed until end-June

A summit of Southeast Asian and other international leaders scheduled in Vietnam early next month has been postponed until end-June due to worries about the coronavirus pandemic, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has informed leaders of other Southeast Asian ...

TCBC Celebrated 70 Years of Thailand-Cambodia Diplomatic Relations

To Focus on Commercial Strength and Bilateral Investment for the Growth of CLMV EconomyMr. Chanitr Charnchainarong, Chairman of Thailand-Cambodia Business Council (TCBC) revealed that TCBC in collaboration with The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB), and The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) ...

Mekong action results in huge haul of drugs

More than 32 million methamphetamine pills have been seized thanks to a two-month-long coordinated anti-drug campaign by countries in the Mekong Delta, says the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB).The joint campaign was implemented in Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia since December, and ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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