With a series of influential meetings and compelling speeches, Srettha found himself engulfed in captivating discussions with global titans of industry. These included tech giants such as Tesla, Google and Microsoft, financial heavyweights like Citibank and JP Morgan, and a cornerstone of beauty and skincare industry, Estée Lauder. Whispers of increasing their investments in the vibrant economic landscape of Thailand were echoed during these dialogues – an indication of the country’s bright future in the international market, remarked Chai.
At the helm of this economic journey, Srettha bubbled with confidence. He confided his vision of seeing foreign investors pouring in massive sums of at least US$5 billion apiece into Thailand. In addition to this, he revealed his vibrant dream for Thai companies — he hopes to witness them shining brightly on the renowned stage of the New York Stock Exchange by the following year.
Srettha also engaged in inspiring tête-à-têtes with high-ranking executives from FIFA. The primary topic of the discourse? A tantalizing possibility of Thailand hosting the prestigious FIFA World Cup in 2032. This development was met with a surge in support for football as funding for the sport skyrocketed from a previous 250,000 baht per annum to an astounding 2 million baht per annum.
While detailing these advancements, Chai elucidated on the focal points discussed in the UN meeting. The need for enhanced cooperation amongst nations to realize Sustainable Development Goal 17 emerged as a significant theme. This goal circles around the notion of forging global partnerships to fuel a more sustainable and eco-friendly future.
In cognizance of the climatic threats looming over the planet, Srettha made it clear that he recognizes global warming as a worldwide crisis. The urgent need to harmonize development with sustainability cannot be overstated, he emphasized.
Looking ahead, Srettha is preparing for his next significant tour overseas. The APEC Summit, taking place from November 11-17 in San Francisco, is on his calendar. According to Chai, this platform will be an exceptional opportunity to bolster trade, investment, and economic advancement for Thailand.