Draft Amended Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization Agreement Wins Cabinet Approval

The Cabinet has approved the draft amended Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization (CMIM) Agreement to strengthen the regional financial safety net amidst uncertainties in the global financial markets.

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Monetary Policy Committee Maintains Policy Rate at 2.5 Percent

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand has voted 6 to 1 to maintain the policy rate at 2.50 percent per annum.

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Thailand Calls for Restoring Ecological Balance through Water Management

Citing water as the heart of human survival and development, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called on all countries to work together to manage water, so that it brings benefits rather than hardships.

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Special Talks to Share International-Reconciliation Experience

The Government is proceeding with its plan to invite prominent international figures to attend a special lecture series in Bangkok at which they will be able to share their international-reconciliation experience with the Thai people.

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Oil Spill Situation near Samet Island in Rayong

The impact of oil leak on Phrao Bay on the northwest coast of Samet island in Rayong province has been resolved and the emergency situation ended, as of 6 August 2013.

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Thailand Seeking to Serve on the United Nations Security Council

Thailand has submitted its candidature for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the term 2017-2018.

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Prime Minister to Visit Tajikistan and Pakistan

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is scheduled to pay an official visit to the Republic of Tajikistan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan from 19 to 21 August 2013.

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Campaign on Thailand’s Candidature for UNSC Non-Permanent Membership

Thailand is launching a campaign to promote its candidature for non-permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) from 2017 to 2018.

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Religious Dimension to Help Build Peace in Southern Border Provinces

Realizing that religion is the major moral force of the Thai community, the Ministry of Culture is working with the Southern Border Administrative Center in launching a project to use religious dimension to help build peace in the southern border provinces.

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Cabinet Acknowledges Special Talks by International Figures and Approves MOUs with Nigeria

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 13 August 2013, acknowledged the organizing of a special event in Bangkok at which prominent international figures will be able to share their international-reconciliation experience. At the same meeting, the Cabinet approved two memorandums of understanding (MOU) to be signed between Thailand and Nigeria.



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