According to Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, today's meeting is aimed at brainstorming ideas on how to prepare Bangkok for the Asean Community. The ideas compiled will then be translated into an action plan which will be implemented under the BMA’s policy to make Bangkok a metropolis of ASEAN. The plan drafting is expected to be completed in August.
The BMA will seek collaboration from Thammasart University’s Research and Consultancy Institute and its Center for ASEAN Studies to jointly develop the plan to ensure the capital’s readiness to enter the mainstream of the Asean Community in all the three pillars, namely political security, socio-cultural solidarity and economic integration.