BANGKOK(NNT) - Thailand and Sweden are ready to enhance bilateral cooperation by restoring their economies after the COVID-19 situation subsides, with both nations to focus on sectors with high potential.
The Swedish Ambassador to Thailand, Staffan Herrstrom, today paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, on the occasion of the end of his Bangkok posting.
The Prime Minister thanked the Swedish Ambassador for his role in supporting bilateral relations between the two countries throughout his posting. As Thailand and Sweden are celebrating the 152nd anniversary of bilateral ties, the Prime Minister said he is ready to further promote cooperation between the two countries.
The Swedish Ambassador thanked the Thai government for its cooperation and support. He said Thailand is a wonderful country to live in and has a beautiful culture and tourist destinations. He hoped that Thailand and Sweden would continue to strengthen their bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, as well as academic exchange programs.
The Ambassador also praised Thailand for its success in controlling the spread of COVID-19. The Prime Minister said he is confident in the Swedish government’s efforts to address the issue. He hoped that both countries will pursue more cooperation in investment, tourism and public health, and said that Thailand is ready to share its experience in dealing with the pandemic and the anti-COVID-19 vaccine research and development, at present underway.
The two officials discussed ways to restore the economy post COVID-19. The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction that Thailand is one of the destinations of Swedish investors. He invited the Swedish private sector to expand their investments in Thailand, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), as Sweden has strong competencies in the circular economy, sustainable development and human resource development. Thailand meanwhile, would like to exchange its knowledge and experience with Sweden.