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December
2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand delivered a Keynote Address at the ASEAN Talk in Madrid

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December
2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand delivered a Keynote Address at the ASEAN Talk in Madrid

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand delivered a Keynote Address at the ASEAN Talk in Madrid

On 17 December 2019, H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom  of Thailand, in Thailand’s capacity as the ASEAN Chair in 2019, delivered a keynote address at the ASEAN Talk in Madrid on the topic of “ASEAN-EU Partnership: Promoting Connectivity for Sustainability”.  This event was co-organised by the ASEAN Committee in Madrid and the Elcano Royal Institute, a think tank specialising in international and strategic studies, with the aim of promoting understanding about ASEAN and fostering a productive relationship between ASEAN and Spain as well as ASEAN and the EU.

The Foreign Minister elaborated on ASEAN’s vision on promoting sustainability in all dimensions (i.e., the “Sustainability of Things or SOT), whether political-security, economic or socio-cultural, and fostering mutually beneficial partnerships between ASEAN and external partners, including the EU, towards that end.  He emphasised the importance of enhancing connectivity in various dimensions between ASEAN and the EU through fostering synergies between the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 and the EU’s Connecting Europe and Asia Strategy.  He also highlighted the importance of collaborating for concrete outcomes, particularly on global issues and issues of common interest, including science and technology, innovation, knowledge sharing and capacity building as well as sustainable development and cooperation through the ASEAN Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue in Thailand.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand delivered a Keynote Address at the ASEAN Talk in Madrid