Water Cooperation Conference in Tajikistan

Thai Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrived in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe on Monday to attend the ‘High-Level International Conference on Water Cooperation’ at the invitation of President Emomalii Rahmon. Yingluck meets with President Rahmon, as well as the Parliament president and the Tajikistan Prime Minister. The two countries will also sign an […]

Thailand, Uganda: Positive Economy Prospects

Thailand and Uganda have agreed to further strengthen their economic ties as the two countries signed three memorandums of understanding during Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s current visit to the African country.  Yingluck, who is also the Thai Defense Minister, arrived in Entebbe, Uganda, on August 1 and was welcomed by President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni […]

Thai PM in Mozambique Trade Visit

Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Yingluck Shinawatra and several other members of the Thai Government have arrived at Maputo city of Mozambique, which marks the first ever visit by a Thai Premier to African countries comprising Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. Accompanied by several Ministers including Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul (สุรพงศ์ โตวิจักษ์ชัยกุล), and Deputy Prime […]

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 […]

Dream Tourism for Domestic Tourists

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is aiming to increase the number of foreign visitors to Thailand to 28 million persons next year, while also increasing the number of domestic tourists by implementing the “Dream Tourism” initiative. The TAT’s Dream Tourism model aims to appeal to Thais’ dreams of traveling the ways they want to. The […]

Connecting Europe and Asia: Yingluck in Turkey

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has met with Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss trade and investment opportunities. Yingluck has assured Erdogan that Thailand would give its full support to the Turkey’s “New Silk Road” project aiming at connecting Europe and Asia. Both prime ministers spoke after having discussed with each other. PM Yingluck […]

Stop Corruption Campaign

Yingluck Shinawatra launched a new campaign against corruption. The Prime Minister pledged transparency and good governance in her government. Cabinet members, permanent secretaries of all ministries, chiefs of all departments, heads of state enterprises, and high-level officials were present during the event in a show of solidarity and commitment. She promised legal action against anyone […]

Thailand, Vietnam: Building Stronger Strategic Partnerships

Thailand and Vietnam have enjoyed their relations over the past three decades. This year both sides have decided to bring their relationship to a higher level by establishing an agreement to assist each other in the areas of economy, politics, culture, national security, and regional cooperation. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen […]

Road Quality: Phillipine on par with Indonesia but behind Thailand

MANILA – About 73 percent of national, provincial, city, municipal and barangay roads nationwide remain unpaved, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways. Despite this, the DPWH has noted a slight improvement in the quality of Philippine roads following the “adoption of new construction design specifications like the increase in concrete pavement thickness […]

Yingluck Vows Action against Rice Scheme Corruption

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra vowed to take “ultimate” legal action against those found cheating in the rice pledging scheme. Meeting with provincial governors nationwide on Wednesday, she said the rice subsidy programme was aimed at elevating farmers’ quality of life and it could not be said if it was a losing or profitable scheme. She […]

ASEAN Economic Community

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has emphasized the importance of raising awareness about the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) among Thai people and the media’s roles in presenting truthful information. In her statement at the recent 65th World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok, the Prime Minister put emphasis on promoting knowledge about the AEC from the grass roots […]

The Lecture at the British Chamber of Commerce, Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra, the Prime Minister of Thailand, attended “The Lecture” that is an annual dinner of the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT). Founded in 1946, BCCT is the oldest foreign chamber and the largest non-Asian foreign chamber in Thailand. In addition, it is the largest and oldest British Chamber in Asia. At its inception there […]

Guy Fawkes in the Democrat Party

A member of the Democrat Party offering support to the small demonstrators called the “white mask” or infamously known as “Thai Guy Fawkes” – the movement, which includes fascist groups like Pitak Siam, Communists and PAD, has been calling for the abolishment of democratic systems.

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 […]

Trip Index Cities 2013: Bangkok ranks 2nd in Asia and 6th in the world

Trip Index Cities 2013: Bangkok ranks 2nd in Asia and 6th in the world Trip Advisor reveals that Bangkok ranks second place in Asia and the 6th in the world as the city with the lowest expenses for nightlife tourism.  Trip Advisor, a large global tourist information website stated the results from the Trip Index […]

Bangkok Tops the List: Global Destination Cities Index 2013

Bangkok Tops the List: Global Destination Cities Index Good news! The Global Destination Cities Index released by MasterCard for the second quarter of 2013 puts Bangkok on the top of the list. The Asian city edged its way past London by a thin a margin on the basis of international visitor arrivals. An Asian city […]

Thailand expresses interest in Indian Defense Industry

With Thailand expressing its interest in India‘s defence industry and the Indian defence minister scheduled to visit Thailand next month, defence ties between both the countries are likely to get stronger. A joint statement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra after their bilateral meeting here Thursday, said: “Thailand expressed interest in […]

Long-lasting Friendship between Thailand and U.S.

Thailand Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra launched a special event in commemoration of the 180-year anniversary between the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States of America. For more news and pixs: 180-year Friendship USA, Thailand and ASEAN US Secretary of State, John Kerry, and Thailand DPM    

Yingluck meets Japanese Corporate Captains

The Thai Prime Minister had her hands full during her trip to Tokyo. Yingluck Shinawatra met with influential corporate captains, among them from Toyota Motor Corporation, Canon Japan, Mitsui & Co. Ltd, ITOCHU Corporation,  Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, and Nikkei Inc.  The business sector in Japan had expressed their encouragement in the economic […]