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Thailand ready to host ASEAN Summit

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Thailand ready to host ASEAN Summit

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK, 14 June 2019(NNT) - Thailand has declared its readiness to host the 34th ASEAN Summit on 22-23 June this year.

 

Suriya Chindawongse, from the Department of ASEAN Affairs, said Thailand, as the chairman of ASEAN this year, is fully prepared to host the 34th ASEAN Summit on 22-23 June this year, with Advancing Partnership for Sustainability being the summit’s theme, as nominated by Thailand.

 

ASEAN leaders will be coming together to share their visions of partnership for sustainability, ASEAN’s cooperation on disaster prevention and mitigation and to sign a declaration and operational plan addressing marine waste, a framework on the Year of ASEAN Culture 2019 and ASEAN’s opinion on Indo-Pacific affairs.

 

A special ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting will be held on 21-22 June to determine a mutual stance for ASEAN on the procession of the regional economic partnership, to be completed within this year, and to discuss ASEAN cooperation to cope with the digital era, the promotion of digital technologies among individual businesses and the connection of a one-stop electronic customs system with all 10 ASEAN countries.

 

Thailand’s trade with ASEAN in 2018 was worth 100.7 billion US dollars, which is a 10.4 percent increase from the previous year. The figure was a combination of 59.6 billion US dollar product exports from Thailand and 41.1 billion US dollar imports from ASEAN. The key export products from Thailand include automobiles and parts, refined oils, chemicals and machinery, while key import products include crude oil, computers and parts.

 

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The question is, are they ready to abide by the agreements that they sign at these summits? Thailand has a long history of signing an accord, and ignoring whatever aspect of the accord does not suit them, at a later date. The 2012 accord is a good example. Thailand agreed to allow importation of all alcoholic beverages from any nation within ASEAN. They signed the charter. How many Bingtao beers have you seen at Tesco lately? It was completely ignored, after the beer conglomerates paid off the politicians here. 

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On 6/15/2019 at 8:55 AM, porphyry said:

Not entirely sure "being ready" is in the genetic make up

Ready for the seafood buffets, yep,  theyre ready. 

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