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Policy Statement of the Council of Ministers of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin

Policy Statement of the Council of Ministers (excerpts on foreign policy)

“…The Government will adjust the national energy consumption structure by planning the demand and supporting the supply of the appropriate sources of energy, promoting the production and use of clean and renewable energy in accordance with an approach that advances sustainable economic and environmental development, accelerating negotiations with neighbouring countries on development of energy resources located within overlapping claims areas, exploring additional energy sources, and supporting the search for new energy sources under market mechanisms to ensure the energy security required for the country to move forward.”

“The Government…will promote income generation from the tourism industry because tourism will be the first key to stimulate the economy in the short-term and create employment opportunities for a large number of people.  We aim to open our doors to tourists by facilitating and improving the visa application process, waiving visa fees for tourists from target countries, issuing Fast Track VISA for international trade exhibition (MICE) participants. In order to stimulate tourist spending at the end of the year, the Government will collaborate with businesses from all sectors to host trade exhibitions and international fairs to showcase Thailand as another important regional exhibition venue.”

 “The Government has an approach to generate income by utilising proactive economic diplomacy to open up doors to new markets for Thai products and services, such as the European Union, countries in the Middle East, India, Africa, and South America, as well as maintaining importance placed on existing markets, including in neighbouring countries. This will be pursued through meetings with leaders of different countries in order to invite them to trade goods and services, which will increase opportunities for products and services created with the skills of the Thai people. The Government will also accelerate Free Trade Area (FTA) negotiations as well as negotiate visa-free arrangements for Thai passport holders to allow Thais to travel to more countries. Additionally, the Government will improve the investment project approval process through the Office of the Board of Investment of Thailand and the Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand in order to attract foreign investments that will increase production capacity, add value and lay a firm foundation for the economy in the long run.”

“…The Government will further develop legal economic trade along the border to generate income and employment opportunities for the people as well as to support stability and create mutual benefit for all countries. Thailand will play a leading role in promoting world peace and common global benefits, and manage geopolitical situations appropriately.”

“The Government will invest in the country’s transportation infrastructure, including roads, waterways, railways and air transportation, and connect the means of transportation of people, goods, and services, with prices and service levels that are fair and commensurate with the cost of living, in order to promote ease of travel for the people and open up doors for trade and opportunities for Thailand. It will also generate benefits from the public assets to meet the global demand for new goods and services.”

 “…The Government will revive the fishing industry as an important source of income for the people once again by amending and enforcing the law appropriately, towards the sustainable management of marine resources for the country.”

 “…The Government will prioritise the conservation of the country’s natural resources and environment, which are critical factors in national development and impact the well-being of the population. Efforts will be made to promote and expedite the restoration of soil and water quality, maintain ecosystem equilibrium and preserve biodiversity. The Government will address environmental degradation and pollution to restore a healthy environment for the Thai people. Additionally, comprehensive plans will be developed to address and prevent environmental crises in the future. The Government will resolve environmental issues that are a national agenda, particularly the escalating problem of PM2.5 air pollution, which continuously worsens and impacts the health of the entire population, by implementing both positive and negative economic incentives in the agricultural sector, leveraging satellite data for monitoring and enforcement, and fostering collaboration with neighbouring countries to address these challenges.”

“…The Government will play an active role on the global stage, prioritising balanced diplomatic relations with other countries based firmly on national interests. This will involve strengthening ties with neighbouring countries, maintaining Thailand’s prominent position in the region and sub-region, and fostering collaboration with groups of countries, and international economic and development organisations, in order to enhance confidence and security in Thailand.”