The esteemed Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Thailand, Srettha Thavisin, made his presence felt at the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) in New York. He used this significant international platform to announce that Thailand is once again opener to external investors, marking a significant step in its economic recovery process.
Prime Minister Srettha addressed the media after his keynote at the UNGA78 general debate at the hallowed halls of the UN headquarters, expressing optimism about the future. He emphasized that Thailand is not just ready but eager for inbound and outbound investment opportunities, creating avenues for foreign investors and Thai companies to explore and expand in foreign markets.
An attitude of gratitude was shown towards the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Board of Investment of Thailand by Mr. Thavisin for their tireless efforts in attracting foreign investments into the nation. He stressed that Thailand’s application to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council was a matter of importance, positioning the nation as ASEAN’s candidate for the 2025-2027 tenure.
The Prime Minister detailed Thailand’s relationship with its neighboring countries and acknowledged the challenging circumstances presented by the ongoing crisis in Myanmar. He emphasized that Thailand shoulders the responsibility of assisting refugees who are fleeing conflict, given its extensive borderline with the troubled nation.
The scope of discussion during his visit was expansive, touching upon topics of great global importance such as food security, climate change, global peace, and Thailand’s affinity for the sufficiency economy philosophy, a brainchild of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great.
Mr. Thavisin asserted Thailand’s commitment to maintaining peace and fostering sustainable economic growth, but without meddling in the internal affairs of other nations. He proudly emphasized Thailand’s independence and neutrality, stemming from a firm belief in peaceful coexistence and sustainable prosperity.
Around the same time, the Prime Minister alerted his followers on a popular social media platform, X, that his mission at UNGA78 reached a successful conclusion. He expressed hope for a more ambitious alliance of nations working in tandem to face the mounting challenges we all share. The sentiment encapsulates an aspiration for unity that he believes could create a flourishing future for forthcoming generations.
The Government spokesperson, Chai Wacharonke, summed up Mr. Srettha’s speech at the UNGA78 general debate. He reaffirmed the Thai government’s commitment to fortifying democratic values and institutions and improving the lives of the Thai people. Prime Minister Srettha envisioned Thailand playing a meaningful role on the global stage, fostering closer relationships with the international community, and fostering prosperity via trade and investments.
Thailand anticipates playing a constructive role in combating global challenges head-on and rallying behind the secretary-general’s efforts to establish a New Agenda for Peace. The country is intent on maintaining peace and inclusivity and is unwavering in its commitment to respect human rights, human dignity, and freedom.
In its quest for equality and justice, especially for the marginalized and vulnerable, the Thai government is striving to enhance the rule of law and governmental transparency. This would facilitate fair law enforcement and ensure that everyone is treated equitably in the eyes of the law.