PM Prayut, JETRO Bangkok discuss investment, industrial promotion

The incoming President of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Bangkok, Atsushi Taketani, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, at Government House this week, with both officials looking forward to strengthening bilateral cooperation between Thailand and Japan.

The current JETRO Bangkok President, Hiroki Mitsumata, introduced the incoming JETRO Bangkok President to Gen. Prayut at Government House yesterday.

The Prime Minister thanked Mr. Mitsumata for supporting Japanese investment in Thailand and carrying out projects to stimulate the Thai economy.

The Prime Minister also welcomed Mr. Taketani as the new JETRO Bangkok President and expressed his confidence that the knowledge and experience of Mr. Mitsumata would be carried forward in JETRO Bangkok’s future activities .

Prime Minister Prayut said he would like JETRO Bangkok to help upgrade Thailand’s industrial sector and attract new investment from Japan in targeted industries, as both sides have been working together in various areas, such as aircraft, medical equipment, robotics and digital technology.

The Prime Minister said he would like JETRO Bangkok to invite educational institutions and research and development facilities in Japan, to invest in the EEC.

On the joint investment by Japan and China in a third country, Thailand is the first such country to make this possible through its High-Speed Rail Linking Three Airports project.

Gen. Prayut said this type of cooperation can be carried out in the form of Thailand+1 in neighboring countries, so that they can grow and prosper together. The Prime Minister said he hoped JETRO Bangkok will continue to support Thailand in the future.

Mr. Mitsumata praised the government’s economic policy, especially the Thailand 4.0 initiative, and the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project, as they will strengthen the Thai economy and improve the efficiency of the government’s economic team.

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