Thailand-Brunei in closer cooperation for AEC in 2015

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BANGKOK, 28 June 2012  – Thailand and Brunei Darussalam are getting closer in the area of technical cooperation ahead of the realization of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 3 years’ time.

Permanent Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office Tongthong Chandransu on Wednesday joined Pengiran Haji Abdul Haris bin Pengiran Haji Shabudin, Permanent Secretary to the PM’s Office of Brunei, in chairing the 11th joint technical committee’s meeting between the two countries.

The Bangkok meeting is a part of the Thai-Brunei MOU on cooperation in the field of information and broadcasting, aimed at promoting an exchange of broadcasting materials, news items and better understanding among the citizens of both nations.

Mr. Tongthong stated that, in order for Thailand to be ready for the AEC in 2015, the country must acquire essential information and understanding as well as amicable relations with citizens of the 9 other ASEAN nations.

He said that improved communication and constant exchange of PR data and techniques will make it easier for Thailand to achieve such a goal.

The Thai Permanent Secretary to the PM’s Office added that Thailand will stand to benefit from Brunei’s experience in development and economic affairs due to its abundant energy supply and stable economic condition.

During the period of meeting, an exhibition to portray healthy ties between Thailand and Brunei under the theme ‘Connectivity in the ASEAN Community’ and a musical and cultural exchange event have been organized at the Public Relations Department auditorium.

Mr. Tongthong said that the public are invited to join in both activities until June 29th.