Thailand joins 31st ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue in Wellington, New Zealand

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The Meeting was co-chaired by New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam, the Country Coordinator for ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue Relations. Timor-Leste also attended as observer.

Mr. Bolbongse Vangphaen, Acting Director-General of the Department of ASEAN Affairs, participated in the 31st ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue in Wellington, New Zealand on 19 April 2024. The Meeting was co-chaired by New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam, the Country Coordinator for ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue Relations. Timor-Leste also attended as observer.


Acting Director-General Vangphaen led the discussion on green agenda, innovation, and sustainable development cooperation, calling for enhanced cooperation on renewable energy, smart agriculture, green finance, and development of carbon credit mechanisms in the region. He also encouraged New Zealand to deepen collaboration with relevant ASEAN centres, especially the ASEAN Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue (ACSDSD) in Bangkok and initiate flagship cooperation projects on green innovation which New Zealand has expertise in. (MFA)