Bangkok, The Prime Minister is preparing to travel to the 30th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in the United States, ready to continue his role after Thailand becomes the host of APEC in 2022, promoting trade and investment.
Mr. Chai Watcharong, Spokesman of the Prime Minister's Office Revealed that tomorrow (12 November 2023) Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and the delegation will travel to attend the 30th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (2023 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting) and Related activities Between 12 - 19 November 2023 at San Francisco. California, United States
APEC is a special forum where Thailand plays an equal role and is close to economic zones throughout the region, especially superpower economies such as the United States, China and Russia. has an outstanding role and is accepted Especially the success of Thailand's hosting of APEC in 2022 under the main topic "Open. Connect. Balance." which was very successful and considered a meeting of leaders. First time in 4 years and important results achieved by consensus amid challenging global geopolitics.
Participating in the meeting of the Prime Minister this time It is an opportunity to present policy. build confidence Including continuing the results of Thailand's hosting of APEC in 2022, there will also be an opportunity to meet and discuss to create cooperation with the APEC economic zone. and the APEC private sector The issues that Thailand pushes for include: 1. Trade and investment. Reaffirms commitment to the multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization at its core. 2. Connection through strengthening infrastructure Especially developing infrastructure to become a transportation center in the region. Connecting the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean through the Landbridge project 3. Sustainability, pushing forward the Bangkok goals 4. Digital economy and 5. Inclusiveness and equality
On this occasion, the Prime Minister will have a mission within the APEC framework, including a speech at the APEC CEO Summit, lunchtime discussions and informal discussions between APEC economic leaders. with special guests of the president Discussions between APEC Economic Leaders and the APEC Business Advisory Council and the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in the form of a Retreat
In addition, the Prime Minister will participate in activities to support trade and investment in Thailand on this trip.
Source: Thai News Agency