ASEAN Economic Community Week

The Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with the public and private sectors will organize ‘ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Week’ during 20-29 May to pave the way for trade opportunities in the international arena. Department of International Trade Promotion Director-General Srirat Rattapana revealed that various activities would be organized as part of the AEC week with […]

2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Thailand

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra launched the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit event in Chiang Mai, Thailand. More news and pixs: Water Security Dependent on Leadership and Empowerment Water Security Summit in Chiang Mai      

20 Years of Tajikistan and Thailand Relations

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Emomali Rahmon, held bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. After the discussions, the Prime Minister Yingluck and the President of Tajikistan witnessed the signing of the Convention between Thailand and Tajikistan for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect of Tax Income. […]

President of the Republic of Tajikistan visits Thailand

Thailand Prime Minister welcoming President Emomalii Rahmon to Thailand. The President is on a state visit with his officials to build relations with the Thai Government. Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. It borders Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China […]

Raising the Standard of Thailand’s Medical Hub

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday presided over a meeting to discuss the Medical Hub policy, with an aim to integrate medical services of the Education and Public Health Ministries. She said that work integration would promote clear strategies, simplify process, and facilitate budget management. The Prime Minister expressed her wish to see improvement in […]

Thai Patriots Network told to leave Sanam Luang

The Thai Patriots Network, which is a group of right-wing neo-fascists, is planning for a protests to disrupt the relations between Thailand and Cambodia. The protests for ownership of the Preah Vihear Temple (known as Phra Viharn by Thai people) is supported by the far right-wings of the Democrat Party and their ally, the People’s Alliance […]

Thailand Boosting Business Ties with Mongolia

Thailand has set a goal to double the Thai-Mongolian trade value in the next three years and expressed readiness to help Mongolia in various fields. Speaking about her recent visit to Mongolia in her weekly TV program, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Mongolia is an interesting country for business investment. To achieve the goal of […]

Thailand’s Coronation Day: His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The ceremony was hosted to pay tribute to His Majesty the King for his devotion to the country, his people, and hard work for the past 67 years on the reign since his accession to the throne on 9 June 1946.   It came as a surprise when CNN iReport producer Joelle favorited my short post: […]

UN Deputy Secretary-General Speech in Bangkok

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks to the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, delivered in Bangkok, 29 April 2013: It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you for the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission […]

Thailand ready to support “ASEAN Business Travel Card”

Thailand ready to support “ASEAN Business Travel Card” In the weekly program “Yingluck Government Meets the People,” broadcast on the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT) and Radio Thailand on 27 April 2013, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra spoke about her participation in the 22nd ASEAN Summit in Brunei Darussalam on 24-25 April. Thailand has expressed […]

Yingluck Paving the Way to Mongolia

Yingluck Shinawatra is at it again. She is in Mongolia, accompanied by a group of representatives from the Thai private sector in various industries, including education, agriculture, energy, automobile, mining, and tourism, who will discuss cooperation between the two sides. At the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, Yingluck delivered a speech focusing […]

Quick Peek at ASEAN Economy

604.8 million Estimated Asean population as of 2011 $2.339 trillion Estimated GDP of Asean in 2012 $2.4 trillion Total Asean trade in 2011 2015 Target year for Asean Economic Community (AEC), which envisions free flow of goods, services, investment, capital and labor throughout the region 5.3% or $69 billion Estimated increase in Asean economic welfare, relative to […]

Yingluck host Official Dinner for Timor-Leste PM

Prime Minister Yingluck hosted an official dinner for her counterpart, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, Prime Minister and minister of defense and security of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Xanana Gusmao who is on an official visit to Thailand, paid tribute to the progress of Thailand and both leaders aims to enhance ties between the two nations. […]

Timor-Leste PM in Thailand

Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Security of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, meets with Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok. More details of his visit on my iReport CNN.

USA and Asia – Security and Defense: Cooperation and Challenges

Extracts of the speech by USA’s Acting Assistant Secretary, Joseph Yun. The Statement was before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs. With regards to Asia: Asia’s future stability and security are linked to its prosperity and economic development. We are boosting U.S. trade in the region, increasing investment flows, […]

Yingluck Discuss Bilateral Relations and Refugees with Thein Sein

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attended bilateral talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein during the ASEAN Summit in Brunei, during which several issues of cooperation were discussed. On Thursday, Deputy Government Spokesman Phakdihan Himathongkham reported that the Thai PM had met with the Myanmar President during her visit to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, to participate in […]

22nd ASEAN Summit in Brunei

22nd ASEAN Summit in Brunei All ASEAN leaders will sit down for a summit on Thursday to discuss the progress in the preparation for the ASEAN Community in 2015, while Brunei, as the host country, will also emphasize a call for people’s participation in driving the 10-member Southeast Asian bloc into the future.