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  •   As the business environment in Kenya returns to normal after a peaceful transition of power to the new Government it is timely for the Thai private sector to explore further opportunities in both trade and investment in Kenya In September 2022 three delegations in three main business sectors building materials food industry and auto parts from Siam Cement Public Co Ltd Thai President Foods and CM Tech Trading Co td visited Kenya to explore Kenya and Africa Oriental market for their products and also held fruitful meetings with their potential local partners On this occasion Ms Sasirit Tangulrat Thai Ambassador to Kenya hosted a dinner for the Thai delegates at her residence and also shared her views on the economic and political situation in Kenya The Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi is always committed to promoting Thai business in Kenya which is considered to be Thailand s commercial gateway to East Africa
    The Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi pledged to promote Thai business in Kenya
      As the business environment in Kenya returns to normal after a peaceful transition of power to the new Government it is timely for the Thai private sector to explore further opportunities in both trade and investment in Kenya In September 2022 three delegations in three main business sectors building materials food industry and auto parts from Siam Cement Public Co Ltd Thai President Foods and CM Tech Trading Co td visited Kenya to explore Kenya and Africa Oriental market for their products and also held fruitful meetings with their potential local partners On this occasion Ms Sasirit Tangulrat Thai Ambassador to Kenya hosted a dinner for the Thai delegates at her residence and also shared her views on the economic and political situation in Kenya The Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi is always committed to promoting Thai business in Kenya which is considered to be Thailand s commercial gateway to East Africa
    The Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi pledged to promote Thai business in Kenya
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    The Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi pledged to promote Thai business in Kenya

    As the business environment in Kenya returns to normal after a peaceful transition of power to the new Government, it is timely for the Thai private sector to explore further opportunities in both trade and investment in Kenya.

    In September 2022, three delegations in three main business sectors, building materials, food industry and auto parts, from Siam Cement Public Co. Ltd., Thai President Foods and CM Tech Trading Co.td., visited Kenya to explore Kenya and Africa Oriental.

    market for their products and also held fruitful meetings with their potential local partners.

    On this occasion, Ms. Sasirit Tangulrat, Thai Ambassador to Kenya, hosted a dinner for the Thai delegates at her residence and also shared her views on the economic and political situation in Kenya.

    The Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi is always committed to promoting Thai business in Kenya, which is considered to be Thailand's commercial gateway to East Africa.

  •   On September 27 2022 the Hon Mr Puttaporn Ewtoksan Ambassador of Thailand met with Dr Ahmed El Kamar President of Happy Sweet Food Industries at the head office at Cairo Capital Center in New Cairo to discuss the opportunity to expand the business cooperation in areas of mutual interest In this regard the Ambassador of Thailand invited Dr Ahmed to visit Thailand in the near future to meet with Thai businessmen in various sectors Happy Sweet Food Industries founded in 1996 is a leading Egyptian company in the manufacture and production of high quality food products The company s cookies cakes and sweets are among the best known products in Egypt and the Middle East region Today the company employs approximately 5 000 employees and owns around 1 000 trucks Happy Sweet Food Industries conducts business in more than 30 countries around the world including Saudi Arabia Sudan Iraq Syria Yemen United Arab Emirates Jordan Somalia Kenya Palestine Nigeria and Ethiopia The Company is interested in expanding its business in other countries including Thailand
    Egypt: The Thai ambassador met with the president of Happy Sweet Food Industries
      On September 27 2022 the Hon Mr Puttaporn Ewtoksan Ambassador of Thailand met with Dr Ahmed El Kamar President of Happy Sweet Food Industries at the head office at Cairo Capital Center in New Cairo to discuss the opportunity to expand the business cooperation in areas of mutual interest In this regard the Ambassador of Thailand invited Dr Ahmed to visit Thailand in the near future to meet with Thai businessmen in various sectors Happy Sweet Food Industries founded in 1996 is a leading Egyptian company in the manufacture and production of high quality food products The company s cookies cakes and sweets are among the best known products in Egypt and the Middle East region Today the company employs approximately 5 000 employees and owns around 1 000 trucks Happy Sweet Food Industries conducts business in more than 30 countries around the world including Saudi Arabia Sudan Iraq Syria Yemen United Arab Emirates Jordan Somalia Kenya Palestine Nigeria and Ethiopia The Company is interested in expanding its business in other countries including Thailand
    Egypt: The Thai ambassador met with the president of Happy Sweet Food Industries
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    Egypt: The Thai ambassador met with the president of Happy Sweet Food Industries

    On September 27, 2022, the Hon. Mr. Puttaporn Ewtoksan, Ambassador of Thailand, met with Dr. Ahmed El-Kamar, President of Happy Sweet Food Industries at the head office at Cairo Capital Center in New Cairo, to discuss the opportunity to expand the business.

    cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

    In this regard, the Ambassador of Thailand invited Dr. Ahmed to visit Thailand in the near future to meet with Thai businessmen in various sectors.

    Happy Sweet Food Industries, founded in 1996, is a leading Egyptian company in the manufacture and production of high-quality food products.

    The company's cookies, cakes and sweets are among the best-known products in Egypt and the Middle East region.

    Today the company employs approximately 5,000 employees and owns around 1,000 trucks.

    Happy Sweet Food Industries conducts business in more than 30 countries around the world, including Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Somalia, Kenya, Palestine, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.

    The Company is interested in expanding its business in other countries, including Thailand.

  •  The Bangkok Post on Friday reported that travelling to Thailand will be further simplified from Oct 1 as the country would lift testing and vaccine requirement for new arrivals Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said the national committee for infectious diseases has decided that visitors would have to present neither a proof of vaccination nor a negative COVID 19 test at the airport Those infected with the virus will only have to self isolate if they have severe symptoms otherwise wearing a mask and social distancing is sufficient under the new rules The rules have yet to receive the green light from the COVID 19 crisis centre Case numbers have been decreasing steadily in the country in recent weeks The relaxed rules are part of an attempt to revive the country s crucial tourism sector and tempt people back to the popular holiday destination NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Thailand to lift testing and vaccine requirements for new arrivals
     The Bangkok Post on Friday reported that travelling to Thailand will be further simplified from Oct 1 as the country would lift testing and vaccine requirement for new arrivals Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said the national committee for infectious diseases has decided that visitors would have to present neither a proof of vaccination nor a negative COVID 19 test at the airport Those infected with the virus will only have to self isolate if they have severe symptoms otherwise wearing a mask and social distancing is sufficient under the new rules The rules have yet to receive the green light from the COVID 19 crisis centre Case numbers have been decreasing steadily in the country in recent weeks The relaxed rules are part of an attempt to revive the country s crucial tourism sector and tempt people back to the popular holiday destination NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Thailand to lift testing and vaccine requirements for new arrivals
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    Thailand to lift testing and vaccine requirements for new arrivals

    The Bangkok Post on Friday reported that travelling to Thailand will be further simplified from Oct. 1, as the country would lift testing and vaccine requirement for new arrivals.

    Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said the national committee for infectious diseases has decided that visitors would have to present neither a proof of vaccination nor a negative COVID-19 test at the airport.

    Those infected with the virus will only have to self-isolate if they have severe symptoms; otherwise, wearing a mask and social distancing is sufficient under the new rules.

    The rules have yet to receive the green light from the COVID-19 crisis centre.

    Case numbers have been decreasing steadily in the country in recent weeks.

    The relaxed rules are part of an attempt to revive the country’s crucial tourism sector and tempt people back to the popular holiday destination.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   On September 19 2022 HE Don Pramudwinai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand attended the meeting of the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative FPGH organized by Senegal as President of the FPGH at the Permanent Mission of Senegal at the United Nations in New York The Republic of Senegal assumed the role of President of the FPGH from the beginning of 2022 The Meeting aimed to discuss the possible cooperation between the Members of the Group on public health issues at the international level namely 1 reforms of the health architecture global 2 ways to ensure the continued provision of public health services and economic recovery in the post COVID 19 era 3 concrete suggestions to reduce public health gaps and increase access to the vaccine and 4 discussions on the Group s draft Resolution to be presented to UNGA77 DPM FM highlighted that the global health architecture needs comprehensive reform both structural and functional changes to more effectively address emerging threats to health He shared his thoughts on how to make the global health architecture more equitable more inclusive and more coherent In Equidad DPM FM stressed that resources for the recovery of health systems must be redirected to accelerate Universal Health Coverage UHC and increase the capacity of primary health care The Thai UHC could support the response to the pandemic through universal and equitable access to services related to COVID 19 for both Thai and non Thai populations DPM FM also highlighted the importance of prevention as a profitable investment in health including through promoting healthy lifestyles and addressing pre existing cases of ill health In this regard Thailand will bid to host Expo 2028 in Phuket under the theme The Future of Life Living in Harmony Sharing Prosperity which underlines the importance of healthy living and showcases Thailand s competence as a center world class doctor and leading destination in medical tourism On Inclusiveness DPM FM emphasized the need to engage stakeholders to act collectively for the common good while equipping health personnel with adequate public health competencies In addition Thailand has hired village health volunteers trained migrant health workers and worked with neighboring countries to develop new epidemiologists through the International Field Epidemiology Training Program IFETP On Coherence DPM FM emphasized that any reform of the global health architecture must be synergized in terms of objectives and priorities in order to avoid the proliferation and fragmentation of health governance DPM FM particularly underlined the need for complementarity and coherence between work on a future pandemic instrument and specific amendments to the International Health Regulations 2005 In addition he shared Thailand s experience in the WHO Universal Health and Preparedness Review UHPR process to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Thai health system and encouraged FPGH members to join said review and share the lessons learned with the international community The Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative FPGH was established in 2006 as a platform for cooperation among seven members with a special focus on the interconnection between health and foreign policy The Group is made up of seven countries Norway France Brazil Indonesia Senegal South Africa and Thailand The FPGH has presented a draft resolution in the UN General Assembly with different themes issues on health each year The 2022 theme under the Senegalese presidency is Strengthening consensus on global health in a post COVID 19 world building a healthier world for all
    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand attended the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative (FPGH) Meeting on the sidelines of the UNGA77
      On September 19 2022 HE Don Pramudwinai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand attended the meeting of the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative FPGH organized by Senegal as President of the FPGH at the Permanent Mission of Senegal at the United Nations in New York The Republic of Senegal assumed the role of President of the FPGH from the beginning of 2022 The Meeting aimed to discuss the possible cooperation between the Members of the Group on public health issues at the international level namely 1 reforms of the health architecture global 2 ways to ensure the continued provision of public health services and economic recovery in the post COVID 19 era 3 concrete suggestions to reduce public health gaps and increase access to the vaccine and 4 discussions on the Group s draft Resolution to be presented to UNGA77 DPM FM highlighted that the global health architecture needs comprehensive reform both structural and functional changes to more effectively address emerging threats to health He shared his thoughts on how to make the global health architecture more equitable more inclusive and more coherent In Equidad DPM FM stressed that resources for the recovery of health systems must be redirected to accelerate Universal Health Coverage UHC and increase the capacity of primary health care The Thai UHC could support the response to the pandemic through universal and equitable access to services related to COVID 19 for both Thai and non Thai populations DPM FM also highlighted the importance of prevention as a profitable investment in health including through promoting healthy lifestyles and addressing pre existing cases of ill health In this regard Thailand will bid to host Expo 2028 in Phuket under the theme The Future of Life Living in Harmony Sharing Prosperity which underlines the importance of healthy living and showcases Thailand s competence as a center world class doctor and leading destination in medical tourism On Inclusiveness DPM FM emphasized the need to engage stakeholders to act collectively for the common good while equipping health personnel with adequate public health competencies In addition Thailand has hired village health volunteers trained migrant health workers and worked with neighboring countries to develop new epidemiologists through the International Field Epidemiology Training Program IFETP On Coherence DPM FM emphasized that any reform of the global health architecture must be synergized in terms of objectives and priorities in order to avoid the proliferation and fragmentation of health governance DPM FM particularly underlined the need for complementarity and coherence between work on a future pandemic instrument and specific amendments to the International Health Regulations 2005 In addition he shared Thailand s experience in the WHO Universal Health and Preparedness Review UHPR process to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Thai health system and encouraged FPGH members to join said review and share the lessons learned with the international community The Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative FPGH was established in 2006 as a platform for cooperation among seven members with a special focus on the interconnection between health and foreign policy The Group is made up of seven countries Norway France Brazil Indonesia Senegal South Africa and Thailand The FPGH has presented a draft resolution in the UN General Assembly with different themes issues on health each year The 2022 theme under the Senegalese presidency is Strengthening consensus on global health in a post COVID 19 world building a healthier world for all
    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand attended the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative (FPGH) Meeting on the sidelines of the UNGA77
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    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand attended the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative (FPGH) Meeting on the sidelines of the UNGA77

    On September 19, 2022, HE Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand attended the meeting of the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative (FPGH), organized by Senegal as President of the FPGH, at the Permanent Mission of Senegal at the United Nations in New York. The Republic of Senegal assumed the role of President of the FPGH from the beginning of 2022.

    The Meeting aimed to discuss the possible cooperation between the Members of the Group on public health issues at the international level, namely (1) reforms of the health architecture global; (2) ways to ensure the continued provision of public health services and economic recovery in the post-COVID-19 era; (3) concrete suggestions to reduce public health gaps and increase access to the vaccine; and (4) discussions on the Group's draft Resolution to be presented to UNGA77.

    DPM/FM highlighted that the global health architecture needs comprehensive reform, both structural and functional changes, to more effectively address emerging threats to health.

    He shared his thoughts on how to make the global health architecture more equitable, more inclusive, and more coherent.

    In 'Equidad', DPM/FM stressed that resources for the recovery of health systems must be redirected to accelerate Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and increase the capacity of primary health care.

    The Thai UHC could support the response to the pandemic through universal and equitable access to services related to COVID-19, for both Thai and non-Thai populations.

    DPM/FM also highlighted the importance of prevention, as a profitable investment in health, including through promoting healthy lifestyles and addressing pre-existing cases of ill health.

    In this regard, Thailand will bid to host Expo 2028 in Phuket under the theme "The Future of Life: Living in Harmony, Sharing Prosperity", which underlines the importance of healthy living and showcases Thailand's competence as a center world class doctor.

    and leading destination in medical tourism.

    On “Inclusiveness”, DPM/FM emphasized the need to engage stakeholders to act collectively for the common good, while equipping health personnel with adequate public health competencies.

    In addition, Thailand has hired "village health volunteers," trained migrant health workers, and worked with neighboring countries to develop new epidemiologists through the International Field Epidemiology Training Program (IFETP).

    On “Coherence”, DPM/FM emphasized that any reform of the global health architecture must be synergized in terms of objectives and priorities, in order to avoid the proliferation and fragmentation of health governance.

    DPM/FM particularly underlined the need for complementarity and coherence between work on a future 'pandemic instrument' and specific amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005).

    In addition, he shared Thailand's experience in the WHO Universal Health and Preparedness Review (UHPR) process to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Thai health system and encouraged FPGH members to join said review and share the lessons learned with the international community.

    The Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative (FPGH) was established in 2006 as a platform for cooperation among seven members, with a special focus on the interconnection between health and foreign policy.

    The Group is made up of seven countries: Norway, France, Brazil, Indonesia, Senegal, South Africa and Thailand.

    The FPGH has presented a draft resolution in the UN General Assembly with different themes/issues on health each year.

    The 2022 theme under the Senegalese presidency is "Strengthening consensus on global health in a post-COVID-19 world: building a healthier world for all."

  •   On September 5 2022 Ms Sasirit Tangulrat Ambassador of Thailand to Kenya together with the ASEAN Ambassadors to Kenya consisting of the Ambassadors of Indonesia Malaysia and the Philippines made a joint call to Mr Richard Ngatia president of kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry KNCCI to discuss the promotion of trade and investment between the ASEAN region and Kenya The KNCCI President encouraged the ASEAN business sector to explore trade and business opportunities in Kenya He reiterated Kenya s strategic location as a logistics hub for East Africa The port of Mombasa in Kenya has been the largest port in East Africa for decades Also several multinational corporations MNC such as Google Toyota IBM and Coca Cola are located in Kenya More importantly Kenya is a member of several regional economic blocs including the East African Community EAC the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa COMESA and a member of the world s largest free trade area which is African Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA covering a population of over 1 2 billion Africans At the end of the meeting both parties determined to co organize the events to increase business and investment values in the coming years
    The Ambassador of Thailand together with the Ambassadors of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Nairobi joining the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) to enhance trade and investment
      On September 5 2022 Ms Sasirit Tangulrat Ambassador of Thailand to Kenya together with the ASEAN Ambassadors to Kenya consisting of the Ambassadors of Indonesia Malaysia and the Philippines made a joint call to Mr Richard Ngatia president of kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry KNCCI to discuss the promotion of trade and investment between the ASEAN region and Kenya The KNCCI President encouraged the ASEAN business sector to explore trade and business opportunities in Kenya He reiterated Kenya s strategic location as a logistics hub for East Africa The port of Mombasa in Kenya has been the largest port in East Africa for decades Also several multinational corporations MNC such as Google Toyota IBM and Coca Cola are located in Kenya More importantly Kenya is a member of several regional economic blocs including the East African Community EAC the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa COMESA and a member of the world s largest free trade area which is African Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA covering a population of over 1 2 billion Africans At the end of the meeting both parties determined to co organize the events to increase business and investment values in the coming years
    The Ambassador of Thailand together with the Ambassadors of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Nairobi joining the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) to enhance trade and investment
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    The Ambassador of Thailand together with the Ambassadors of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Nairobi joining the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) to enhance trade and investment

    On September 5, 2022, Ms. Sasirit Tangulrat, Ambassador of Thailand to Kenya, together with the ASEAN Ambassadors to Kenya, consisting of the Ambassadors of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, made a joint call to Mr. Richard Ngatia, president of kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) to discuss the promotion of trade and investment between the ASEAN region and Kenya.

    The KNCCI President encouraged the ASEAN business sector to explore trade and business opportunities in Kenya.

    He reiterated Kenya's strategic location as a logistics hub for East Africa.

    The port of Mombasa in Kenya has been the largest port in East Africa for decades.

    Also, several multinational corporations (MNC) such as Google, Toyota, IBM and Coca Cola are located in Kenya.

    More importantly, Kenya is a member of several regional economic blocs, including the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and a member of the world's largest free trade area, which is African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) covering a population of over 1.2 billion Africans.

    At the end of the meeting, both parties determined to co-organize the events to increase business and investment values ​​in the coming years.

  •   South South cooperation is the unity between people and countries in the developing world known as the global South that contributes to national well being collective self reliance and the achievement of global goals South South and triangular cooperation are critical for developing countries to mitigate and adapt to climate shock address the global health crisis including recovery from COVID 19 and achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals SDGs underlined Secretary General Ant nio Guterres Sharing solutions Faced with the post pandemic scenario the political economic crisis caused by the war in Ukraine and climate change developing countries with the support of Northern partners international financial institutions the private sector think tanks and others must strengthen South South and triangular cooperation The UN chief stressed the importance of South led development solutions being shared everywhere South South and triangular cooperation must play an increasing role in solving our common challenges Reducing inequalities But that does not absolve richer states of their responsibilities to work constructively with the developing world especially to reduce growing inequalities between and within nations Guterres said Marking the day he encouraged all nations and communities to redouble cooperation and build bridges to achieve an equitable and sustainable future for all South South and triangular cooperation must be at the center of our preparations for a strong recovery the Secretary General said We will need all the contributions and cooperation of the global South to build more resilient economies and societies and implement the Sustainable Development Goals Rich history of cooperation The history of United Nations South South cooperation dates back to 1949 with the establishment of the first technical assistance program by the Economic and Social Council and the creation of the United Nations Development Program UNDP in 1965 Later in 1978 the Global South conference in Buenos Aires resulted in one of the main pillars of South South cooperation the Buenos Aires Action Plan for the Promotion and Implementation of Technical Cooperation between Developing countries Later in 2009 at the United Nations High Level Conference on South South Cooperation in Kenya the Nairobi outcome document highlighted the roles that national governments regional entities and United Nations agencies must play to support and implement South South and triangular cooperation Finally in 2013 the United Nations Office for South South Cooperation UNOSSC as we know it today was born Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015 the General Assembly decided a year later to convene a second high level United Nations Conference on South South Cooperation on the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Plan of Action from Buenos Aires The 2022 high level commemoration of the United Nations Day for South South Cooperation in Bangkok Thailand celebrates and reflects on advocacy and commitment to contribute to urgent development solutions
    “Solutions lie in solidarity,” says UN chief on South-South Cooperation Day
      South South cooperation is the unity between people and countries in the developing world known as the global South that contributes to national well being collective self reliance and the achievement of global goals South South and triangular cooperation are critical for developing countries to mitigate and adapt to climate shock address the global health crisis including recovery from COVID 19 and achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals SDGs underlined Secretary General Ant nio Guterres Sharing solutions Faced with the post pandemic scenario the political economic crisis caused by the war in Ukraine and climate change developing countries with the support of Northern partners international financial institutions the private sector think tanks and others must strengthen South South and triangular cooperation The UN chief stressed the importance of South led development solutions being shared everywhere South South and triangular cooperation must play an increasing role in solving our common challenges Reducing inequalities But that does not absolve richer states of their responsibilities to work constructively with the developing world especially to reduce growing inequalities between and within nations Guterres said Marking the day he encouraged all nations and communities to redouble cooperation and build bridges to achieve an equitable and sustainable future for all South South and triangular cooperation must be at the center of our preparations for a strong recovery the Secretary General said We will need all the contributions and cooperation of the global South to build more resilient economies and societies and implement the Sustainable Development Goals Rich history of cooperation The history of United Nations South South cooperation dates back to 1949 with the establishment of the first technical assistance program by the Economic and Social Council and the creation of the United Nations Development Program UNDP in 1965 Later in 1978 the Global South conference in Buenos Aires resulted in one of the main pillars of South South cooperation the Buenos Aires Action Plan for the Promotion and Implementation of Technical Cooperation between Developing countries Later in 2009 at the United Nations High Level Conference on South South Cooperation in Kenya the Nairobi outcome document highlighted the roles that national governments regional entities and United Nations agencies must play to support and implement South South and triangular cooperation Finally in 2013 the United Nations Office for South South Cooperation UNOSSC as we know it today was born Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015 the General Assembly decided a year later to convene a second high level United Nations Conference on South South Cooperation on the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Plan of Action from Buenos Aires The 2022 high level commemoration of the United Nations Day for South South Cooperation in Bangkok Thailand celebrates and reflects on advocacy and commitment to contribute to urgent development solutions
    “Solutions lie in solidarity,” says UN chief on South-South Cooperation Day
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    “Solutions lie in solidarity,” says UN chief on South-South Cooperation Day

    South-South cooperation is the unity between people and countries in the developing world, known as the global South, that contributes to national well-being, collective self-reliance and the achievement of global goals.

    “South-South and triangular cooperation are critical for developing countries to mitigate and adapt to climate shock, address the global health crisis, including recovery from COVID-19, and achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    )”, underlined Secretary General António Guterres.

    .

    Sharing solutions Faced with the post-pandemic scenario, the political-economic crisis caused by the war in Ukraine and climate change, developing countries – with the support of Northern partners, international financial institutions, the private sector, think tanks and others – must strengthen South-South and triangular cooperation.

    The UN chief stressed the importance of South-led development solutions being shared "everywhere".

    "South-South and triangular cooperation must play an increasing role in solving our common challenges."

    Reducing inequalities But that does not absolve richer states of their responsibilities to work constructively with the developing world, "especially to reduce growing inequalities between and within nations," Guterres said.

    Marking the day, he encouraged "all nations and communities to redouble cooperation and build bridges to achieve an equitable and sustainable future for all."

    “South-South and triangular cooperation must be at the center of our preparations for a strong recovery,” the Secretary-General said.

    "We will need all the contributions and cooperation of the global South to build more resilient economies and societies and implement the Sustainable Development Goals."

    Rich history of cooperation The history of United Nations South-South cooperation dates back to 1949 with the establishment of the first technical assistance program by the Economic and Social Council and the creation of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

    ) in 1965.

    Later, in 1978, the Global South conference in Buenos Aires resulted in one of the main pillars of South-South cooperation: the Buenos Aires Action Plan for the Promotion and Implementation of Technical Cooperation between Developing countries.

    Later, in 2009, at the United Nations High-Level Conference on South-South Cooperation in Kenya, the Nairobi outcome document highlighted the roles that national governments, regional entities and United Nations agencies must play.

    to support and implement South-South and triangular cooperation.

    Finally, in 2013, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) as we know it today was born.

    Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, the General Assembly decided a year later to convene a second high-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, on the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Plan of Action from Buenos Aires.

    The 2022 high-level commemoration of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation in Bangkok, Thailand, celebrates and reflects on advocacy and commitment to contribute to urgent development solutions.

  •   On August 31 2022 Ms Sasirit Tangulrat Ambassador of Thailand to Kenya met with Dr Eva W Njenga President of the Kenya Council of Physicians and Dentists to discuss the way forward in promoting collaboration in health between Thailand and Kenya The Ambassador of Thailand underlined Thailand s determination to provide technical assistance to Kenya in particular in 3 key areas namely the Thailand Kenya Collaboration on Universal Health Coverage UHC Project implemented by the International Cooperation Agency of Thailand TICA the prevention of tropical diseases and the development of COVID 19 vaccines Furthermore the Thai ambassador reiterated the potential of Thailand s medical tourism which is one of Thailand s key strengths with reliable and affordable healthcare Meanwhile Dr Eva W Njenga praised Thailand s success in implementing Universal Health Coverage and thanked the Thai government for its support in realizing Universal Health Coverage which is one of the government s Big 4 Agendas from Kenya Dr Eva W Njenga expressed her willingness to further deepen health collaboration with Thailand
    Thailand seeks to strengthen health cooperation with Kenya
      On August 31 2022 Ms Sasirit Tangulrat Ambassador of Thailand to Kenya met with Dr Eva W Njenga President of the Kenya Council of Physicians and Dentists to discuss the way forward in promoting collaboration in health between Thailand and Kenya The Ambassador of Thailand underlined Thailand s determination to provide technical assistance to Kenya in particular in 3 key areas namely the Thailand Kenya Collaboration on Universal Health Coverage UHC Project implemented by the International Cooperation Agency of Thailand TICA the prevention of tropical diseases and the development of COVID 19 vaccines Furthermore the Thai ambassador reiterated the potential of Thailand s medical tourism which is one of Thailand s key strengths with reliable and affordable healthcare Meanwhile Dr Eva W Njenga praised Thailand s success in implementing Universal Health Coverage and thanked the Thai government for its support in realizing Universal Health Coverage which is one of the government s Big 4 Agendas from Kenya Dr Eva W Njenga expressed her willingness to further deepen health collaboration with Thailand
    Thailand seeks to strengthen health cooperation with Kenya
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    Thailand seeks to strengthen health cooperation with Kenya

    On August 31, 2022, Ms. Sasirit Tangulrat, Ambassador of Thailand to Kenya, met with Dr. Eva W.

    Njenga, President of the Kenya Council of Physicians and Dentists, to discuss the way forward in promoting collaboration in health between Thailand and Kenya.

    The Ambassador of Thailand underlined Thailand's determination to provide technical assistance to Kenya, in particular, in 3 key areas, namely the Thailand-Kenya Collaboration on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Project implemented by the International Cooperation Agency of Thailand (TICA), the prevention of tropical diseases, and the development of COVID-19 vaccines.

    Furthermore, the Thai ambassador reiterated the potential of Thailand's medical tourism, which is one of Thailand's key strengths with reliable and affordable healthcare.

    Meanwhile, Dr. Eva W.

    Njenga praised Thailand's success in implementing Universal Health Coverage and thanked the Thai government for its support in realizing Universal Health Coverage, which is one of the government's Big 4 Agendas.

    from Kenya.

    Dr. Eva W.

    Njenga expressed her willingness to further deepen health collaboration with Thailand.

  •   On August 29 2022 Ms Sasirit Tangulrat Ambassador met with Mr Shariff A Shariff Executive Director CEO of the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority ZIPA in Zanzibar Tanzania The Executive Director elaborated several strategic sectors that ZIPA wishes to attract more foreign investors including quality tourism the blue economy such as deep sea fishing and seafood processing real estate manufacturing and agriculture In this regard the Thai Ambassador emphasized the Embassy s willingness to work closely with ZIPA and promote investment particularly in fishing and hospitality the two key sectors that are Thailand s strengths among potential Thai investors
    Thai Ambassador explores investment opportunity in Zanzibar
      On August 29 2022 Ms Sasirit Tangulrat Ambassador met with Mr Shariff A Shariff Executive Director CEO of the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority ZIPA in Zanzibar Tanzania The Executive Director elaborated several strategic sectors that ZIPA wishes to attract more foreign investors including quality tourism the blue economy such as deep sea fishing and seafood processing real estate manufacturing and agriculture In this regard the Thai Ambassador emphasized the Embassy s willingness to work closely with ZIPA and promote investment particularly in fishing and hospitality the two key sectors that are Thailand s strengths among potential Thai investors
    Thai Ambassador explores investment opportunity in Zanzibar
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    Thai Ambassador explores investment opportunity in Zanzibar

    On August 29, 2022, Ms. Sasirit Tangulrat, Ambassador, met with Mr. Shariff A.

    Shariff, Executive Director/CEO of the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA) in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

    The Executive Director elaborated several strategic sectors that ZIPA wishes to attract more foreign investors, including quality tourism, the blue economy such as deep-sea fishing and seafood processing, real estate, manufacturing and agriculture.

    In this regard, the Thai Ambassador emphasized the Embassy's willingness to work closely with ZIPA and promote investment, particularly in fishing and hospitality, the two key sectors that are Thailand's strengths, among potential Thai investors.

  •  China has provided 150 new vehicles and office equipment to Cambodia ahead of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus ADMM Plus slated for November Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian on Thursday handed over the vehicles and office equipment to Gen Tea Banh Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Wang said the donation from the Chinese Ministry of National Defence was to support Cambodia in hosting the meeting We sincerely hope that Cambodia will play a more active and important role in regional security affairs he said Wang said the Chinese military would work with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces to deepen practical cooperation safeguard regional stability and defend common interests Wang also highlighted the close relations between China and Cambodia saying bilateral ties are currently at an all time high and serves as a model for country to country relations Speaking at the event Banh said the vehicles would be used to transport foreign delegates during the ADMM Plus and related meetings These vehicles and office equipment are very valuable as we urgently need them to use in our military diplomacy especially this year when we re busy performing our duties as the chair of ASEAN he said Banh reiterated Cambodia s staunch support for the one China principle and the vision of building a community with a shared future between Cambodia and China He said Cambodia was also committed to working closely with China to promote peace stability and prosperity in the two countries and contribute to building a harmonious region and the world Cambodia is the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN for 2022 The ASEAN include Brunei Cambodia Indonesia Laos Malaysia Myanmar the Philippines Singapore Thailand and Vietnam NewsSourceCredit NAN
    China donates 150 new vehicles, office equipment to Cambodia
     China has provided 150 new vehicles and office equipment to Cambodia ahead of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus ADMM Plus slated for November Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian on Thursday handed over the vehicles and office equipment to Gen Tea Banh Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Wang said the donation from the Chinese Ministry of National Defence was to support Cambodia in hosting the meeting We sincerely hope that Cambodia will play a more active and important role in regional security affairs he said Wang said the Chinese military would work with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces to deepen practical cooperation safeguard regional stability and defend common interests Wang also highlighted the close relations between China and Cambodia saying bilateral ties are currently at an all time high and serves as a model for country to country relations Speaking at the event Banh said the vehicles would be used to transport foreign delegates during the ADMM Plus and related meetings These vehicles and office equipment are very valuable as we urgently need them to use in our military diplomacy especially this year when we re busy performing our duties as the chair of ASEAN he said Banh reiterated Cambodia s staunch support for the one China principle and the vision of building a community with a shared future between Cambodia and China He said Cambodia was also committed to working closely with China to promote peace stability and prosperity in the two countries and contribute to building a harmonious region and the world Cambodia is the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN for 2022 The ASEAN include Brunei Cambodia Indonesia Laos Malaysia Myanmar the Philippines Singapore Thailand and Vietnam NewsSourceCredit NAN
    China donates 150 new vehicles, office equipment to Cambodia
    Foreign1 month ago

    China donates 150 new vehicles, office equipment to Cambodia

    China has provided 150 new vehicles and office equipment to Cambodia ahead of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) slated for November.

    Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian on Thursday handed over the vehicles and office equipment to Gen. Tea Banh, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister.

    Wang said the donation from the Chinese Ministry of National Defence was to support Cambodia in hosting the meeting.

    “We sincerely hope that Cambodia will play a more active and important role in regional security affairs,” he said.

    Wang said the Chinese military would work with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces to deepen practical cooperation, safeguard regional stability and defend common interests.

    Wang also highlighted the close relations between China and Cambodia, saying bilateral ties are currently at an all-time high and serves as a model for country-to-country relations.

    Speaking at the event, Banh said the vehicles would be used to transport foreign delegates during the ADMM-Plus and related meetings.

    “These vehicles and office equipment are very valuable as we urgently need them to use in our military diplomacy, especially this year when we’re busy performing our duties as the chair of ASEAN,” he said.

    Banh reiterated Cambodia’s staunch support for the one-China principle and the vision of building a community with a shared future between Cambodia and China.

    He said Cambodia was also committed to working closely with China to promote peace, stability and prosperity in the two countries, and contribute to building a harmonious region and the world.

    Cambodia is the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2022. The ASEAN include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Thai police are hunting a YouTube dancer nicknamed Nutty who swindled millions of dollars from her followers using a foreign exchange trading scam authorities said Wednesday Natthamon Khongchak 29 who also uses the aliases Leah and Suchata has a following of nearly 850 000 on the video sharing platform Local media reported there could be up to 6 000 victims who lost up to 55 million after being promised 35 percent investment returns So far 102 victims have filed complaints to authorities totalling 30 million baht 825 000 said Thailand s Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau deputy superintendent of investigations Wattana Ketumpai Police allege that Nutty advertised her personal wealth on social media platforms to dupe victims into thinking that she got rich quick from foreign exchange trading This scam is similar to other Ponzi schemes but the differences are public relations and deceptive methods Wattana said There could be more complaints from victims in the future He said some victims started filing complaints from early 2021 Police are compiling evidence to press charges for fraud computer crime and obtaining loans by deception Wattana said A Bangkok court issued a warrant for Nutty s arrest earlier this month There are some reports that she has fled Thailand for Malaysia but Wattana said that according to immigration records she remained in the kingdom though her whereabouts were unknown Her YouTube and Instagram accounts are filled with dance and music videos In her last Instagram post from May 25 she apologised to the victims and promised to pay the money back I m sorry that I have troubled and disappointed many people she said I want to apologise for this incident from the bottom of my heart AFP contacted Nutty for comment but she has not responded
    Thai police hunt YouTuber ‘Nutty’ in multimillion-dollar forex scam
     Thai police are hunting a YouTube dancer nicknamed Nutty who swindled millions of dollars from her followers using a foreign exchange trading scam authorities said Wednesday Natthamon Khongchak 29 who also uses the aliases Leah and Suchata has a following of nearly 850 000 on the video sharing platform Local media reported there could be up to 6 000 victims who lost up to 55 million after being promised 35 percent investment returns So far 102 victims have filed complaints to authorities totalling 30 million baht 825 000 said Thailand s Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau deputy superintendent of investigations Wattana Ketumpai Police allege that Nutty advertised her personal wealth on social media platforms to dupe victims into thinking that she got rich quick from foreign exchange trading This scam is similar to other Ponzi schemes but the differences are public relations and deceptive methods Wattana said There could be more complaints from victims in the future He said some victims started filing complaints from early 2021 Police are compiling evidence to press charges for fraud computer crime and obtaining loans by deception Wattana said A Bangkok court issued a warrant for Nutty s arrest earlier this month There are some reports that she has fled Thailand for Malaysia but Wattana said that according to immigration records she remained in the kingdom though her whereabouts were unknown Her YouTube and Instagram accounts are filled with dance and music videos In her last Instagram post from May 25 she apologised to the victims and promised to pay the money back I m sorry that I have troubled and disappointed many people she said I want to apologise for this incident from the bottom of my heart AFP contacted Nutty for comment but she has not responded
    Thai police hunt YouTuber ‘Nutty’ in multimillion-dollar forex scam
    Foreign1 month ago

    Thai police hunt YouTuber ‘Nutty’ in multimillion-dollar forex scam

    Thai police are hunting a YouTube dancer nicknamed “Nutty”, who swindled millions of dollars from her followers using a foreign exchange trading scam, authorities said Wednesday.

    Natthamon Khongchak, 29, who also uses the aliases Leah and Suchata, has a following of nearly 850,000 on the video-sharing platform.

    Local media reported there could be up to 6,000 victims who lost up to $55 million after being promised 35 percent investment returns.

    So far 102 victims have filed complaints to authorities totalling 30 million baht ($825,000), said Thailand’s Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau deputy superintendent of investigations Wattana Ketumpai.

    Police allege that Nutty advertised her personal wealth on social media platforms to dupe victims into thinking that she got rich quick from foreign exchange trading.

    “This scam is similar to other Ponzi schemes, but the differences are public relations and deceptive methods,” Wattana said.

    “There could be more complaints (from victims) in the future.

    ”He said some victims started filing complaints from early 2021.

    Police are compiling evidence to press charges for fraud, computer crime and obtaining loans by deception, Wattana said.

    A Bangkok court issued a warrant for Nutty’s arrest earlier this month.

    There are some reports that she has fled Thailand for Malaysia, but Wattana said that, according to immigration records, she remained in the kingdom, though her whereabouts were unknown.

    Her YouTube and Instagram accounts are filled with dance and music videos.

    In her last Instagram post from May 25, she apologised to the victims and promised to pay the money back.

    “I’m sorry that I have troubled and disappointed many people,” she said.

    “I want to apologise for this incident from the bottom of my heart.

    ” AFP contacted Nutty for comment but she has not responded.