PM establishes high-level working group to oversee Eurozone debt crisis impact on Thai exports


BANGKOK, 30 June 2012  – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has chaired a meeting that discussed Thailand’s export strategies. At the meeting, the Prime Minister noted that the government is concerned about the Eurozone debt crisis, particularly its effects on Thailand’s exports. 

According to the Prime Minister, the government is exercising vigilance on the matter by establishing a working group that includes members from the National Economic and Social Development Board, the Ministry of Finance, and the Bank of Thailand.

The working group is headed by Mr. Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance while ministers of the nine economy-related ministries are also members. The working group will keep a close watch on the Eurozone debt crisis and its impact on the Thai export industry.

The prime minster also expressed confidence that with all agencies working together and wholeheartedly modifying their methods as needed, the export target of 15% would certainly be reached.