The Prime Minister posted a statement explaining the ASEAN-China meeting, reiterating that Thailand, ASEAN and China are great friends who have long been friends, offering a “spirit of cooperation” aiming to develop all dimensions together towards the Next Normal era by transforming Thailand.
Today (23 Nov) Facebook Prayut Chan-o-cha Prayut Chan-o-cha of Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Posted a message after attending the special ASEAN-China Summit to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-China relations has the following message
On Nov 22, I attended a special ASEAN-China Summit to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-China relations. through a remote conferencing system with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and His Majesty the King of Brunei As ASEAN Chairman co-chaired this meeting
by that China In addition to being one of the world’s superpowers, it is also a “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” with ASEAN that has close ties. Connected in all dimensions, such as the economy, where China is ASEAN’s largest trading partner since 2009, has the 4th largest FDI investment in ASEAN and has cooperation with ASEAN through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Year 2019 onwards, Social and Cultural Section China and ASEAN also have strong cooperation. in education, public health, the environment, as well as rural development and poverty eradication. In addition, at the public level More than 65 million people have traveled to and from each other in 2019, of which the number one tourist to ASEAN is Chinese. almost two years ago ASEAN member countries and China are both facing the spread of the coronavirus. and cooperation Help each other strong even in times of crisis. China itself has donated a large amount of vaccines to ASEAN member states. Including cooperation to deal with the creeping crisis, such as environmental problems. climate change and global warming. There is also a sensitive issue in the South China Sea. That may affect the atmosphere of peacekeeping, stability and balance in relations between major powers that require negotiations to find a common solution.
In this forum, I presented the “spirit of cooperation” that should begin with the maintenance of regional peace and stability. Based on 3M principles, 1) Mutual Trust 2) Mutual Respect and 3) Mutual Benefit to create a positive atmosphere. Helping to expand cooperation in other areas further, in line with Thailand’s vision, which is “stable, prosperous, sustainable” that Thailand is moving through the crisis into the Next Normal era by transforming Thailand. In which I have announced the strategic issues that Thailand is determined to drive in 3 important issues:
(1) People-Centered Development without leaving anyone behind according to the philosophy of sufficiency economy Thailand and ASEAN will exchange cooperation with China in human resource development in all areas.
(2) Strengthening the economy and society from the foundations By bringing science, technology and innovation to use appropriately and safely. to cope with the dynamic digital changes ASEAN and China must jointly promote the digital economy and society.
(3) Sustainable and environmentally friendly development that both ASEAN and China must work together as members of the Asian continent and the global community In which Thailand will adhere to the BCG economic model in focusing on solving the climate problem. and carbon neutrality goals and zero net greenhouse gas emissions.
As can be seen, Thailand, ASEAN, and China are great friends that have been in relationship for a long time. The people of each country are bound together like brothers and sisters. with only good wishes for each other Help support each other, encourage each other, exchange smiles and friendship since the generation of great-grandparents. I therefore strongly believe that despite the past crisis, no matter how severe But it did not loosen this bond of brotherhood. Instead, it makes us more empathetic, understand each other, and join hands to overcome this obstacle together. with the determination to contribute to the development of the nations of each country and the whole region to prosper people are well Let’s continue together firmly and strong.