Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to visit Thailand

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will visit Thailand from Nov 17 to 19 to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation in trade and security sectors. Sharif will hold talks with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Nov 18 on boosting two-way trade and investment, technical exchange and shared intelligence to counter terrorism. Both leaders will also […]

ASEAN Competitiveness and Regional Logistics Hub

During a seminar on future of Thai economy in ASEAN community, Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Thailand has high possibility to become logistics hub of the region. She said Thailand has the geographical advantage as it borders with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Recommended Read: Thailand 2020 – Spurring the Economy […]

Prayers for an admired Thai monk

The Supreme Patriarch, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Somdet Phra Sangharaja, passed away October 24, 2013 at the age of 100. Chulalongkorn Hospital said His Holiness died of a blood infection at 7:30 pm, and has been ill since February 20, 2002. His Holiness was the head of the Buddhist monks in Thailand. The Office of Yingluck […]

Thailand is Switzerland’s 2nd largest trading partner

Thai Prime Minister at a formal gathering of Swiss and Thai business leaders. Yingluck Shinawatra said Switzerland is a major market for Thailand’s exports gems and jewelry, clothes and home decoration items, becoming Thailand’s second largest trading partner in Europe and the ninth in the world.

Business lunch in Switzerland

The Thai government is considering to restore free trade agreement (FTA) talks with Switzerland, the second largest trading partner of the Thai economy in Europe. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told Thai News Agency of the plan, after her meeting with Thailand’s private sector association in Switzerland on Monday, in which Thai Deputy Prime Minister and […]

Yingluck’s European tour starts with Switzerland

Switzerland and Thailand have enjoyed close relations for more than 80 years. Thailand is home to Asia’s largest Swiss expatriate community and is a favorite destination for Swiss tourists. Recommended read: CNN iReport Switzerland is the first stop on Thai Prime Minister Yingluck’s trip through Europe, from where she will continue to Italy.  

Security Cooperation for China, Thailand

General Fan Changlong, the Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China and his party were by Yingluck Shinawatra, who is the Thai Prime Minister and Defense Minister. The Chinese delegation was also greeted by senior members of the Government and the Royal Thai Armed Forces at the Government House […]

Thai Chamber of Commerce urging investments in Myanmar

The Thai Chamber of Commerce has urged local businesses in the southwestern border province of Ranong to expand their investment opportunities in Myanmar, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. Chamber of Commerce vice president Surin To-tap-tiang said during a seminar titled ‘Directions of Ranong’s Economy’ here Monday that Ranong province could potentially become an important trade […]

Colombia Foreign Minister meets Thai PM Yingluck

On July 12, 2013, María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar, Foreign Minister, Republic of Colombia paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Ivory Room of Government House. This visit of the Colombian Foreign Minister was to strengthen bilateral relations between Thailand and Colombia, as well as to expand trade and […]

Global Peace Index – Where We Stand

The 2013 Global Peace Index report analyses the state of peace around the world, identifying trends in violence and conflict, as well as the key drivers of peace. The 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI) shows that the world has become less peaceful, with a sharp rise in the number of homicides worldwide. The world has […]

Thailand calls Asia-Pacific nations to collaborate on future water crises

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called on government leaders in the Asian-Pacific region to help contain critical floodings and water-related disasters which might possibly arise in the future. In a key-note speech delivered to the Second Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Thailand’s northern city Chiang Mai on Monday, Yingluck urged the government leaders in the Asian-Pacific […]

Bilateral Meeting between Asian Development Bank and Thai Gov’t

Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, met with Takehiko Nakao who is the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for bilateral discussion on sustainable socio-economic developments in Thailand and within the Asia-Pacific region. According to ADB, approximately 1.7 billion people in the region are poor and unable to access essential goods, services, assets and opportunities […]

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      

US Fact Sheets: 2013 Community Of Democracies Ministerial, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The Seventh Ministerial meeting of the Community of Democracies (CD) took place April 27-29, 2013 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The biennial meeting is the world’s premier global gathering devoted to strengthening democracy and civil society. The U.S. delegation, headed by Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns, joined representatives from approximately 110 countries including heads of […]

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 […]