Thailand and Republic of Korea Discuss Three-Cooperative Partnership Strategy

May 30, 2021


Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in have discussed a three-cooperative partnership (3Ps) strategy, focusing on green economy, future industries, and health in the post-COVID-19 era.

In his telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Korea on 28 May 2021, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of developing green economy partnership by building upon the Thai government\'s implementation of the Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy Model to achieve balanced and sustainable growth. Links could be identified between the BCG Model and the ROKs Green New Deal.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, both leaders underlined the potential to develop partnership on future industries. The Thai Prime Minister invited the ROK side to invest in high-tech industries in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and proposed that the Office of EEC and the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) work together to push forward for concrete cooperation.

In addition, the two leaders agreed to promote health partnership, including through the early convening of the First ROK-Thailand Foreign and Health Ministers 2+2 Dialogue on Health Security and the conclusion of an Agreement on Health Cooperation to pave the way for furthering medical and health cooperation in the future.

Both leaders were pleased with close cooperation under sub-regional and regional frameworks. They exchanged views on regional and international issues, including developments in Myanmar and Korean Peninsula.

Thailand also expressed support for the ROK as host of the Second Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 or the Second P4G Summit, which the Thai Prime Minister will attend via live videoconference on 31 May 2021 at 20.00 - 21.30 hr (Thailand local time).

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