First trade talk with US held

Thailand and the United States held trade meeting on Monday for the first time after US President Donald Trump took office in the new US administration.

The meeting is aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations of the two countries.

Director-general of the Department of Trade Negotiations, Mr Boonyarit Kalayanamit, said the US trade delegation from the US Department of Commerce held meeting with Thai authorities under the framework agreement on trade and investment.

He said this was the first meeting with senior officials from the Trump’s government.

He said Thailand was briefed on the new US trade policy while Thailand 4.0 policy was highlighted and explained to the US delegation that the policy will develop the country into an innovation-driven economy.

During the meeting, the US was happy to improve trade and investment climate in the kingdom.

The two sides also agreed to map out directions for their strategic economic partnership while the US will provide lists of recommended agencies and companies in order to ensure mutual benefits.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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