THAILAND’S ECONOMIC GOALS AS ASEAN CHAIR
Thai PM Gen.Prayut Chan-ocha, 2017. Wikimedia Commons
By Kavi Chongkittavorn
Bangkok Post-Dec 25
After nearly five years of painstakingly building up diplomatic and economic resilience under military rule, Thailand is embarking on an important mission as the chair of ASEAN throughout 2019. The stakes are extremely high, judging from the economic agenda set forth by the government. At Government House on Friday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi took part in the official launch of the Thai chairmanship with all the pomp and pageantry unseen in other member countries. Prominent corporations and government agencies were invited to showcase their contributions to ASEAN community-building related to green technology, sustainability and innovation.
First published in: Bangkok Post