The Business Times – Thailand Report 2017

‘What we have decided today is only a small beginning of what we hope will be a long and continuous sequence of accomplishments of which we ourselves, those who will join us later and the generations to come, can be proud’. - Dr. Thanat Khoman.
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THAILAND

December 22, 2017

Thailand strengthens its position as a key ASEAN investment destination

‘What we have decided today is only a small beginning of what we hope will be a long and continuous sequence of accomplishments of which we ourselves, those who will join us later and the generations to come, can be proud’. – Dr. Thanat Khoman.

In 1967, Dr. Khoman, then Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, invited his counterparts from Malaysia,Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore to Bang Saen, Thailand. The result of this meeting led to the establishment the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the signing of the ‘Bangkok Declaration’ on 8 August 1967.

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‘What we have decided today is only a small beginning of what we hope will be a long and continuous sequence of accomplishments of which we ourselves, those who will join us later and the generations to come, can be proud’. – Dr. Thanat Khoman.