Thai PM Tries To Predict The Future In Speach At Annual China-ASEAN Expo

Prayut Chan-o-cha spoke by video conference to kick off the 18th annual China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, China, from September 10 to September 13. Prime Minister Prayut praised the Chinese government and pledged to focus the ASEAN-China relationship on public health, economic recovery, and sustainability.
During his speech, the Thai prime minister expressed gratitude to the Chinese government for providing the China-ASEAN Expo every year with the opportunity to unite all countries and sectors to achieve goals together.
After that, he discussed the future of the region, a 10-year plan for comprehensive cooperation between ASEAN and China. Prayut spoke about focusing efforts on long-term economic recovery and growth, public health security, and sustainability.
In order to address public health security, PM Prayut suggested finding the safest ways to learn to live with Covid-19.that, vaccines were at the forefront of his strategy, suggesting building the infrastructure to manufacture and distribute vaccines throughout Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as developing new and more effective vaccines and antiviral treatments.
For economic recovery, PM Prayut calls for ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership as well as enhancing the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement as part of his 10-year plan. It also provides access to technology and capital for startups and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the future.
Thailand was designated as the coordinator for sustainable development in ASEAN and PM Prayut committed ASEAN to make 2021 and 2022 the years of sustainable cooperation and development. Sustainability must be at the forefront of the economy, the pandemic, and all aspects of growth. Taking a Bio-Circular-Green approach will be key to eliminating poverty and hunger in the next decade.

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