Thailand enhances regional cooperation through the Bay of Bengal Initiative

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department of International Economic Affairs led a meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) earlier this week that established guidelines that will shape future cooperation among its seven country members.The department’s director-general, Cherdchai ...

The Nation Reporter

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

Asean needs to come together over Covid-19 pandemic

The outbreak of novel coronavirus poses a significant threat to Southeast Asia and its regional Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) bloc. This is primarily due to the region’s geographical proximity to China and the high trade flow between them.Asean has not faced anything like ...

Regional UN policy forum calls for greater empowerment, inclusion of marginalized groups

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 75th session in Bangkok on Monday, with global and regional leaders calling for greater empowerment and inclusion of marginalized groups to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.According to a ...

Thailand - ASEAN to strengthen cooperation against transnational crimes

Thailand is ready to cooperate with ASEAN to push regional cooperation on border management to ensure security in a sustainable and concrete manner. Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha hopes this year’s High Level Regional Conference will serve as a forum for members to exchange ideas, ...

Prospects for ASEAN leadership on regional development

At the ASEAN Summit in Singapore, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha unveiled sustainable development as the theme for Thailand’s year in the revolving chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. While some say this focus sidesteps major issues facing ASEAN in 2019, we believe ...

Summit agrees fishing action

Asean defence ministers have agreed with Thailand’s proposal for the community to boost regional cooperation in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing practices (IUU), according to defence spokesman Kongcheep Tantravanich. Keep reading ...

Wassana Nanuam

Prayut urges regional cooperation boost

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday (August 10) instructed the governors of 32 border provinces and Thai ambassadors to enhance cooperation with five neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia. Keep reading ...

Patpon Sabpaitoon

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