PM Prayut pushes for greater ASEAN connectivity
Sounding very Prime Ministerial, Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha today pledged to push for greater connectivity to strengthen business and investments in ASEAN when Thailand assumes the chairmanship of the regional trade block next year.
Speaking at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Singapore, Gen Prayut said as chairman of ASEAN, Thailand will work to make the regional grouping an “outstanding destination for trade and investment”.
Thai PBS reports that Thailand will take over the ASEAN chairmanship from Singapore in at the start of next year.
“It is a great honour for Thailand to assume the chairmanship of ASEAN in 2019 after Singapore,” he said.
“I give you my word that Thailand will continue to push for connectivity among ASEAN members in both public and private sectors in order to strengthen businesses and investments in ASEAN, making ASEAN an outstanding destination for trade and investment for the global business community,” he added.
The Thai PM said the private sector is the key driver for economic growth, while the government focuses on creating a conducive environment and facilitating the business sector.
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