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Thailand Hosts OECD Southeast Asia Regional Forum

23 August 2017 (Readers 300)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, together with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will co-host the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Forum 2017 on 24 August 2017 at Anantara Siam Bangkok.
According to a report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Forum will discuss policy options as a response to the opportunities and challenges occurred from the ongoing digital transformation in the Southeast Asia which is intertwined with all key dimensions of the fast-growing ASEAN. ASEAN countries must, therefore, forge coherent policy approaches that enable their economies to capitalize on the increasingly digital-driven regional economy.
During his visit to Thailand on 23-25 August 2017, Mr. Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD, is scheduled to pay courtesy calls on Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.
He will also participate in the launching activities of the Thailand OECD cooperation programs, which are based on whole of-government approach aiming to bring Thailand closer to the OECD, and reflecting greater confidence in the countrys potentials and continuous efforts in undertaking comprehensive reforms.
Cooperation programs between the OECD and Thailand will also provide a platform for Thai authorities to access to OECDs expertise and best practices that are of Thailands interests, so that it will further support Thailands reform agenda and improve the countrys competitiveness and well-being.
The OECD Southeast Asia Regional Forum is an annual meeting initiated by the OECD in 2015, as it views that ASEAN is becoming the driving force of the world Economy. It is aimed to be a platform for the member of the OECD and ASEAN to discuss cooperation, sharing experience and best practices.
Participants in the Forum include high-level representatives from the public sector, the business community, and civil society, as well as scholars, of the OECD and ASEAN countries.
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