India a great partner for future: Thai Deputy PM
Seeking investments in areas like hi-tech industries and automobile, Thailand said it considers India as a great partner for the future.
Speaking at a seminar on Opportunity Thailand held in Bangkok during last fortnight, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Mr. Somkid Jatusripitak also said that the South East Asian country wants to enhance the strategic partnership with India.
Addressing global investors, he said: “we welcome all nations. This is an opportunity for all our partners. We welcome you all for this opportunity…We would like to encourage the foreign investors to come here”.
The country has organised this day long event to showcase areas of investments for global investors including from India.
Jatusripitak said the country is moving to Thailand 4.0 and there is huge scope of investments for all the countries.
When asked about the role of India in the Thailand 4.0, he said: “I see India as a great partner for the future and we really want to work with Indian government”.
He said that Thailand would like to work in areas like hi-tech industries, where India has a strength.
Thai government has set up a committee to facilitate investments and provide business friendly environment, he said, adding there is a political stability in the country.
In the uncertain world, there is a light of opportunity for investors here, he added.
Thai Prime Minister Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his keynote address, said his country would also have easier regulations for professionals from other countries to come and impart their skills to the local population.
The 10 focus industries under the Thailand 4.0 initiative are aerospace, automation and robotics, bio-fuels and biochemicals, medical hubs and digital.