Deputy Director General of Department of International Economic Affairs paid a visit to Ubon Ratchathani Province to raise awareness of BIMSTEC during Thailand’s Chairmanship.

On 19 September 2022, Ms. Rujikorn Saengchantr, Deputy Director General of Department of International Economic Affairs, paid a visit to Ubon Ratchathani Province, as part of the Ministry’s “BIMSTEC on Tour” project, and had a discussion with Asst. Prof. Dr. Chutinan Prasitpuripreecha, President of Ubon Ratchathani University, and executives of the University to discuss areas of cooperation in raising awareness of BIMSTEC during Thailand’s BIMSTEC Chairmanship 2022 – 2023, among others.

The University’s President expressed her readiness to support the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in raising awareness on BIMSTEC among the youth, promoting network among social studies teachers and supporting a Start-up camp as well as business model competition between BIMSTEC member countries and Thailand’s neighboring countries in the Mekong sub-region, namely Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. In addition, potential cooperation on training courses for BIMSTEC people were also discussed.

In this connection, the Deputy Director General handed over books on Thailand’s foreign policy published by the International Studies Center (ISC) to the Office of Academic Resources, Ubon Ratchathani University.

On the same day, the Deputy Director General also discussed with Mr. Mongkol Julatatsana, Chairman of Ubon Ratchathani Chamber of Commerce, and Mr. Somchart Pongkapanakrai, Chairman of Southern Northeast Provinces Chamber of Commerce 2, on economic connectivity, transportation routes, trade, investment and tourism promotion. Ubon Ratchathani Chamber of Commerce is considered one of the strongest Chambers in Thailand. It will host the 40th Chamber of Commerce Seminar Nationwide during 25 – 27 November 2022.