U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomes Prime Minister Prayut, demonstrates strong ties to Thailand
WASHINGTON DC – On Friday, May 13, 2022, as part of the Special ASEAN Summit held in Washington, DC, the United States Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the US-ASEAN Business Council and the National Center for APEC, hosted Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand for a discussion with top U.S. business leaders on Thailand’s post-COVID economic recovery and the opportunities ahead for business.
The event covered several important issues including new energy and sustainability initiatives, returning travelers to the region, new developments in the digital economy; and, more generally, the importance of strengthening trade ties in the year that Thailand hosts meetings under the auspices of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation to drive a strong and forward-looking trade and investment policy agenda. the future.
“We know that the United States needs a long-term strategy in the region to strengthen transparency and the rule of law, and increase certainty and confidence for businesses,” said Charles Freeman, vice president senior of the United States Chamber of Commerce for Asia. “In this context, the Biden administration’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is a positive step, and we have encouraged Prime Minister Prayut to adhere to it.”
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce remains committed to working with Thailand to promote closer commercial ties between our countries and strengthen economic growth throughout the region.
“Thailand is an extremely important market for the American business community,” Freeman said. “Prime Minister Prayut has made a compelling case for why Thailand should only become more important.”