Thailand destroys 337,725 landmines

Thailand states that it has never produced or exported antipersonnel mines. The country formerly imported antipersonnel mines from China, Italy, the United States, and the former Yugoslavia. It completed destruction of 337,725 stockpiled antipersonnel mines on 24 April 2003. But the insurgency in southern Thailand (also known as the “Deep South”) has seen extensive use […]

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 […]

Lao Deputy PM meets Yingluck in Bangkok

Thongloun Sisoulith met Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok. The visiting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic spoke about bilateral relations and strengthening of trade between the two countries.   The 18th Thai-Lao Joint Committee meeting has resolved to cooperate on the demarcation of 14 border areas and […]

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra in New Zealand

The official visit to New Zealand of PM Yingluck is aimed to strengthen bilateral relations on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Thailand and New Zealand (since 1956), and to boost confidence on Thailand’s political security and economic dynamism, as well as to expand cooperation in such significant fields to Thai […]

Productivity of SMEs in Thailand

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra chaired a workshop in Bangkok with representatives of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Her participation in the talks enabled a more helpful approach to enhancing economic growth in Thailand.