Bangkok, 8 November 2021 (TDI): Thailand and Laos agreed to work closely for economic and social recovery from the impacts of the Covid19 Pandemic, last week.

In a statement after the 22nd JC Co-chaired by Southeast Asian neighbors, they announced the agreement. However, The Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation meeting was held in Bangkok on 3-4 November.

Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and  Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR represented their countries in JC.

They conducted the meeting under the theme ‘Towards a Resilient and Sustainable Recovery Together’. The Joint Commission also provided an opportunity for both sides to make progress in various areas of cooperation.

Joint Communique

Both of the participants of the meeting decided to work closely in maintaining peace and order along their border areas.

They also stressed to promote the connection of infrastructure, standards, and regulations and boosting border trade and developing digital economy in their countries.

The statement also affirmed the commitment of the Thailand and Laos in improving public health services along the border and developing capacity-building for personnel in various fields. Thailand’s government cabinet approved the joint press statement, later.