Bangkok, 1 September 2021 (TDI): Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea, Chung Eui-yong had a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, Don Pramudwinai on the three-day visit to Thailand to discuss ways for bilateral cooperation and major regional and global issues.
The overview of the key outcomes of the meeting was as follows:
The two Foreign Ministers will continue to strengthen bilateral cooperation on health, industries, green economy partnership, and coordination in the post-COVID-19 world. Both welcomed the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Korea-Thailand Strategic Partnership for the year 2022.
Chung emphasized the difficulties the Korean businesses and Korean residents in Thailand faced under the COVID-19 restrictions and asked the Thailand government for their special attention to ensure their resolution. Moreover, to expand Korea’s investment in Thailand, Chung also requested the Thailand government to provide various incentives to Korean businesses in the country.
Both sides will continue to fortify their relations within the frameworks of ROK-ASEAN and ROK-MEKONG cooperation. Foreign Minister Don appreciated the financial contribution of the Korean Government to the Mekong-ROK Cooperation Fund and the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS).
As Thailand supports the peace, stability, and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, Chung extended his appreciation for its efforts.
Thailand supported the Korean government’s recent evacuation of staff to Korea. That said, both ministers exchanged their commendation and appreciation for their efforts.
For more, see Korea-Thailand Joint Press Statement.