Thailand prepared to host 8th ACMECS Summit this week

Thailand prepared to host 8th ACMECS Summit this week

Thailand has prepared to host he 8th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Leaders’ Summit this week, hoping participants will accept the ACMECS Master Plan for fostering connectivity.

The 8th ACMECS Leaders’ Summit will take place this June 14-16 and Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has pressed that all preparations be made to ensure it goes off smoothly in all dimensions. The hope is that regional leaders attending the summit will validate the ACMECS Master Plan for 2019-2023, making it the first master plan to be signed by ACMECS leaders. The plan focuses on fostering connectivity on basic infrastructure and financial and human resource cooperation regulations.

Leaders are also expected to accept the Bangkok Declaration, a reflection of the political intentions of the five nations of ACMECS. It is believed that the declaration will drive development and benefit the ASEAN grouping.

Director-General of the Department of Information and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Busadee Santipitaks elaborated that the ACMECS Master Plan covers three main areas; seamless connectivity, economic connectivity and financial connectivity. Each area comprises more detailed projects and plan, which will be open to interpretation by the five countries of ACMECS.

Thailand has also invited representatives from international organizations to the summit to bolster its relations with the wider world. Emphasis was placed on the business sector, which Thai organizers view will help bring value to the summit.

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