Japanese investors will use Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor as an electric vehicle production hub

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The two prime ministers agreed to expedite the drafting of the five-year joint strategic plan on Thailand-Japan Strategic Economic Partnership, which would serve as a roadmap for advancing Thailand-Japan relations in areas of potential interests.

The Prime Ministers of Thailand and Japan agree to further strengthen cooperation in all dimensions.

Prime Minister and Defense Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday welcomed Kishida Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, to Government House on the occasion of the Japanese Prime Minister’s official visit to Thailand.

According to government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, the prime minister proposed that relations between the two countries be elevated to the level of “comprehensive strategic partnership”.

The Japanese Prime Minister also agreed with his Thai counterpart on elevating relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership and proposed that the two countries consider strengthening their close cooperation on important issues with a view to achieving tangible results, in particular on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, safety and security. judicial cooperation and economic cooperation for the future.

The Thai and Japanese prime ministers also discussed other important cooperation issues.
Regarding economic cooperation, the two prime ministers agreed to expedite the drafting of the five-year joint strategic plan on the Thailand-Japan strategic economic partnership, which would serve as a roadmap for advancing Thailand-Japan relations in the areas of potential interest.

Thailand has also endorsed Japan’s new “Asia-Japan Investing for the Future (AJIF)” initiative, under which Japanese investors can use Thailand, especially the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), as a business base. regional investment in targeted industries, eg electric vehicles. or EV.

Thailand has also endorsed Japan’s new “Asia-Japan Investing for the Future (AJIF)” initiative, under which Japanese investors can use Thailand, especially the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), as a business base. regional investment in targeted industries, eg electric vehicles. or EV.

The Japanese Prime Minister recognized Thailand’s potential as Japan’s most important investment base in the Southeast Asian region and affirmed Thailand’s continued manufacturing of vehicles and electric vehicles. country in Thailand. The two sides also expressed their readiness to promote cooperation in human resource development through the establishment of more KOSEN institutes in Thailand and energy cooperation to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality.

The Prime Minister thanked the Japanese government for providing assistance and support to Thailand in its efforts to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 situation, which includes the donation of vaccines, oxygen concentrators and vaccine storage equipment, and the granting of a loan on favorable terms.

He opined that the two countries should strengthen cooperation in healthcare to combat COVID-19 and other possible emerging diseases in the future, and urged the Japanese to resume travel to Thailand following to the country’s travel restriction facility from May 1. ahead.


Regarding APEC, the Japanese Prime Minister expressed his support for Thailand hosting APEC 2022 under the theme “Open. Relate. Equilibre”, and the BCG economic model of the country.

The Thai Prime Minister also said he is ready to welcome Prime Minister Kishida on another visit to Thailand to attend the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting on November 18-19 this year. The two leaders also had a constructive exchange of views on important regional and international issues, including the situation in Ukraine and Myanmar. (TNA)


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