The Financial Action Task Force has decided to remove Thailand from its Public Statement under which Thailand was included on the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) blacklist.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is scheduled to visit Malaysia on 28 February 2013 for the Fifth Annual Consultation to follow up on the progress of various areas of cooperation and discuss bilateral issues with Dato' Sri Mohd Najib, Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Thailand and the Republic of Korea have agreed to expand annual bilateral trade to 30 billion US dollars by 2016 and to push forward the feasibility study of concluding an economic partnership agreement between the two countries.
The Office of the Non-Formal and Informal Education, under the Ministry of Education, has launched the "Smart Book Home" project to instill in Thai people a love for reading, especially those living in rural and remote areas.
The Government is considering the possibility of replacing the Executive Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations with the 2008 Internal Security Act in certain areas in the three southern border provinces.