Thailand appointed G77 Chair for 2016

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NEW YORK, 25 September 2015  – Thailand has been endorsed as the G77 Chairmanship for 2016, reflecting the international community’s confidence with Thailand on the global stage.

The special representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Apichart Chinwanno has joined the 39th Group of 77 (G77) ministerial meeting held in New York City, the United States, during the UN Assembly.

In this occasion, the Minister of Foreign Affairs representative expressed the gratitude towards the G77 member states’ endorsement of Thailand to become the G77 Chair in the 2016 term, which reflects the trust and confidence from the international community to Thailand. The chairmanship will provide the opportunity for Thailand to enhance cooperations between the developing countries.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs representative has said during the G77 meeting that Thailand upheld encouragement of the participation and the democratic principles of the global economy, as well as pushing for the benefits and issues that the group advocates.

He said that Thailand will act as a bridge builder between member countries, and between the group and other international organizations.