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by Mr. Songsak Saicheua Minister and Deputy Head of Mission Royal Thai Embassy, Kuala Lumpur On the occasion of the Thailand-Malaysia Think Tank and Scholar Network (TMTT)’s “Socio-Economic Cooperation in the Border Area” Seminar 13-14 September 2012, Bangkok
ASEAN Community (AC)
People/Civil Society PoliticalSecurity/AEC/ Socio-Cultural community ASEAN Charter
AC 2015 Sub-regional cooperation Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity
ASEAN Structural Strengthening
ASEAN’s Global Role/ASEAN External Relations
Internal Cluster: AC with high productivity, Competitiveness & people-centre
Regional Cluster: ASEAN Centrality in Asian Regional Architecture
Global Cluster: ASEAN role in global forums/ASEAN External Palpations
ASEAN Dialogue Partners
U.S.A. Russia Australia
Republic of Korea
ASEAN Relations with International Organization & Groupings RIO GROUP SAARC U.N. ASEAN MERCOSUR GCC ECO 5 .
IMF.FAO.IAEA. etc Coordination in International/ multilateral fora (UN.WTO.Enhancement of ASEAN Global Role Joint operations/ activities international : Peace keeping combating piracy.WB.etc Global Cluster: Increase ASEAN Global Role Research & Study Global Trends &ASEAN response Enhancement of ASEAN Role in Third countries Support Possible ASEAN Joint Positions in International Issues 6 .etc) Collaboration between ASEAN and International Organization: UN.
Law. Defense.A cohesive. Transnational crimes 7 .ASEAN Political and Security Community • 3 Major principles/objectives .A dynamic and out ward looking region in an increasingly integrated and interdependent world • ARF.A rules-based community of shared values & norms * Community values * Non-Interference . peaceful and resilient region with shared responsibility for comprehensive security .
ect 8 . Transport. ICT.Enhancement of Competitiveness .Equality in Economic Development . services. investment.Single Market & Production Base * Freer flows of goods.ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) • 4 Dimensions . skilled labors * Freer flow of capitals . energy.Integration with global economy • Other areas of economic cooperation : Tourism.
People • Beyond ASEAN Connectivity .Rules and Regulations .Thailand’s Proposal : ASEAN+3 Connectivity Partnership 9 .Infrastructure .Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity • There Aspects .
ASEAN Socio-Cultural Communities • One Caring Society • 6 Major Areas .Social Welfare and Protection .Social Justice and Rights .Narrowing the Development Gap • Social Network in ASEAN 10 .Human Development .Building on ASEAN Identity .Environmental Sustainability .
Thailand’s Role and Contributions ASEAN Process/ AC.US-ASEAN LMI. ARF Contributions and Role in sub-regional cooperation Thailand’s Role & Contribution Thailand’s Role in ASEAN+3 EAS Bilateral Cooperation To support ASEAN Process AC Thailand’s role In other related forums/ Fame works: Mekong-Japan Forums.etc Thailand’s Internal Preparation & Strategy 11 .
AFTA.Thailand and ASEAN Community • Thailand : ASEAN. ARF • Continues to play a key role • ASEAN is a cornerstone of Foreign Policy 12 .
Thailand’s Preparation & Strategy •Raising ASEAN Awareness .ASEAN Young Ambassador Camp .Seminars/Workshops more than 200/per year • ASEAN Countries Language 1 English • Coordination among agencies concerned • School/ASEAN Curriculum • Universities/Educational Institutions • Private sector/SMEs 13 .TV/Radio Programme .Mobile Team .Seminar for Teachers .
Civil Society Cooperation . Natural Disaster Management.Non – Traditional Security : Drug Trafficking. Rules of Law.More cooperation in certain areas : Peace Keeping. Good Governance.Democracy. etc. Human Trafficking. Human Rights .Transparency in Defense & Military Affairs.Thailand and the three Communities • Political and Security . Exchange of Information . Maritime Security & Combating Piracy 14 . Arms Modernization. . Natural Disaster Management.
Bridging Development GAP .ASEAN Investments & Business Networks .Thailand and the three Communities • AEC .Internal Infrastructure Developments .Contributions to IAI .Economic Zone/Areas 15 .ASEAN Connectivity/Support Other ASEAN Counties .
cooperation activity • Social Justice and Rights • Environmental Sustainability • Education : AUN. collaborations • Sports • Cultural Co operations • etc 16 .Thailand and the three Communities Social Cultural Community • Human Development : Scholarships & Training Programme • Social Welfares and Protection : sharing experiences.
Thailand and Sub – Regional Co operations IMT-GT ACMECS Thailand& Sub-Regionals GMS ACMECS : Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy BIMSTEC: Bangladesh-IndiaMyanmar-Sri Lanka-Thailand Economic LMI : Lower Mekong Initiatives BIMSTEC Mekong-Japan US-LMT Mekong-ROK 17 .
Brazil. September 2011 18 .242 4382 1371 32.138 2812 42.ASEAN Basic Facts and Figures Pop (Million) ASEAN 600 GDP (b.USD) 1542 China India EU 1341 1191 499 5878 1632 16.858 10. Paraguay.537 3073 421 9094 Japan NAFTA MERCO SUR 128 453 273 5459 17.MERCOSUR : Argentina.USD) 1856 GDP Per capita (USD) 3111 Trade Volume (b. Uruguay.World Economic Outlook Database. Venezuela .783 37.312 1119 3603 520 .
500 180.900 700 19 . Singapore 266.300 121.060. USA 15.400 136. Japan 5.200 7.000 76. Germany 3.600 216.600 13. Malaysia 247.855.600 50. China 6.000 46. Brunei 16. Vietnam 3. Timor-Leste 37.100 121.000 57. Laos 36.200 15.989.629. Cambodia 31. Philippines 2. Indonesia 834. Myanmar 4.000 113.GDP (nominal) 2011: million USD 1. Thailand 339.
643 5.905 Thailand 3.902 3.738 32.414 6.608 2011* 9.140 1.835 2010 41.070 910 742 461 3.443 8.993 2009 37.859 Philippines 1.099 3.373 4.414 2.598.177 795 700 624 4.749 2.Per Capita Income (US $) 2012* Singapore 36.836 1.257.615 2007 2008 36.204 5.3 Indonesia 1.790 37.685 Vietnam 843 Lao PDR 718 Cambodia 632 Myanmar Timor-Leste 375 China 2.390 8.120 21.130 966 744 544 3.925 1.9 2.655 Brunei Malaysia 6.428 Sources : World Bank 20 .172 1.946 2.272 1.224 1.
WTO Trade Ranking 2010 Singapore Thailand Malaysia 13th 22nd 24th 21 .
Ease of Doing Business 2011-2012 (World Bank) 2011 2012 Singapore Thailand Malaysia Viet Nam China Brunei Indonesia Cambodia Philippines Laos 1st 19th 21st 78th 79th 112th 121st 147th 148th 171st 1st 17th 18th 98th 91th 83th 129th 138th 136th 165th 22 .
1 m 9. 10.9 m 16. London Paris Bangkok Singapore Istanbul Hong Kong Madrid Kuala Lumpur 16.Global Top 20 Destination Cities (2012) : MasterCard Survey 1. 6. 3.0 m 12.7 m 8. 2. 5. 4.6 m 11.8 m 11.1 m 23 .2 m 11. 7.
3. 5.Thailand-Malaysia Cooperation in ASEAN & ASEAN Community (AC) 1. General Aspects of Thailand-Malaysia Cooperation in ASEAN & AC Thailand-Malaysia Cooperation in ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Thailand-Malaysia Cooperation in Enhancing ASEAN Role Thailand-Malaysia Cooperation in AEC Thailand-Malaysia Cooperation in ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) 24 . 2. 4.
Development and External Relations Development & Cooperation Policy : Possible Tripatite Cooperation Sub-Regional Cooperation : IMT-GT IAI : Initiatives for ASEAN Integration 25 . General Aspects of Thailand-Malaysia Cooperation in ASEAN ASEAN Process.1.
Thailand and Malaysia in Sub-Regionals Thailand GMS BIMSTEC ACMEC Lower Mekong Initiatives Mekong-Japan Mekong-ROK Malaysia BIMP-EAGA (Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia -Philippines (Eastern Area of ASEAN) IMT-GT 26 .
1 Military-to-Military Cooperation Thailand-Malaysia JointExercise/Training : a model for other ASEAN countries Defense Technology/Defence Industry/Putrajaya Forum International Security/Defense Strategy/Global & Regional Security & Defence Outlook 27 .2. Thailand-Malaysia Cooperation in ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) 2.
Maritime Security Strategy .2 Maritime Security .Straits of Malacca/South China Sea .2.Maritime resource management 28 .
Exchange of Experiences in various areas 29 .Democracy & Good Governance & Rule of Law .Peacekeeping .2.3 Non-Traditional Security . under MFA-MY) .4 Others .Anti-Drug Trafficking : Bilateral Meeting .Anti-Piracy .Combatting Human Trafficking : Draft MoU 2.Counter-Terrorism : SEARCCT (Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism.
World Bank.ASEAN role in ASEAN+3.3.Moderation. WTO. ARF.ASEAN and International Organization (UN.) 30 . Thailand-Malaysia Cooperation in Enhancing ASEAN Role . Global Movement of the Moderates. etc. NAM. OIC. IMF. EAS .Research & Study Global Trend & ASEAN response . Interfaith Dialogue .
1 Guidelines : 8 directions Competition VS Complementarity & Cooperation / combined hub/ combined destinations Cooperation at ASEAN Level insome areas may move relatively slow : speed up bilateral cooperation Towards collective ASEAN Competitiveness Acceleration of reduction of NTBs How to integrate more in financial and service sectors 31 . Thailand-Malaysia Cooperation in AEC 4.4.
Connectivity Dual Approach : Top down & Bottom up Economic and Social Development Philosophy & Strategy : Happiness Index & Economic Growth 32 .
rail road connections. etc. ICT. Combined Destinations : Tourism Connectivity : JDS. Halal Industry 33 .2 Possible Areas of Thailand-Malaysia Cooperation in Economic Areas A. Combined hubs : Education.4. B. etc. D. C.
ASEAN Retail-Chains & Franchise Federation. Thailand’s Franchise & License Association Branding : Branding Association of Malaysia Creative Economy / Multimedia/Digital Entertainment Content Kitchen of the World Gift Premium & Decorative Items Logistics Malaysia Books of Record : Towards ASEAN Book of Records? Skills development standard/MRA of certification & qualification/ competent-based skills development Standard and Conformity Assessment SME Cooperation : CIMB ASEAN SME Forum 34 E. Some potential sectors/themes . Franchise : Moving Towards ASEAN Franchise Association.
Tak Bai. Ko-Lok. Wangprachan etc • Border crossing • New Framework on Inter-State and Transit Transport of Goods and Passengers • Southern Thailand Development Plan and NCER & ECER of Malaysia/ Iskandar 35 .3 JDS (Joint Development Strategy) • • • • Border Check-point development Bridge construction Feasibility Study on Satul – Perlis Tunnel Special Economic Zone & Township development : Sadao-Bukit Kayu Hitam.4.
4 Coordination JDS IMT-GT Economic Corridors Province-State economic cooperation Lima-Dasar 36 .4.
Malaysia’s 5 Economic Corridors (with links from Greater KL and Klang Valley) 37 .
East Coast Economic Region (ECER) (focus on tourism/oil & gas/manufacturing/agriculture/education) 3. Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) (focus on Agro-based industry/tourism/logistics/manufacturing) 5. Iskandar Malaysia (to be a hub of service sector) (creative industry/education/healthcare/financial services/tourism and logistics industries/electrical & electronics services) 4. Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) (focus on modern agriculture/manufacturing & design/tourism/logistics/education & health) 2. Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (focus on resource based 38 industry/energy/tourism) Malaysia’s Economic Areas .Corridors of Development in Malaysia 1.
Office of Private Education : Towards ASEAN Forums .Towards ASEAN Islamlic University? 39 .5. Thailand-Malaysia Cooperation in Socio-Cultural Community Education/Youth MIT : Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand School-to-School Network University-to-University Thailand-Malaysia University Student Forum Thai/Malaysian/Southeast Asia Study Thai/Bahasa languages Youth Exchange/Student Exchange/Possible Thailand-Malaysia AFS .
NEAT. People-to-People/Rotary/Civilian Organization/etc. CSEP. East Asia Forum. Cultural Cooperation Think Tanks : ASEAN-ISIS. Thailand-Malaysia Think Tanks and Scholar Network Media/Press : Thailand-Malaysia Media Forum Exchange of View on Caring Society : Towards ASEAN Caring Society and ASEAN Social Safety Net Food Security Energy Security Sports : Towards the ASEAN Sport Center Human Resource Development (HRD) / Skills Training /Network of HRD/Skills Training กอรี – ASEAN Qori Association ____________ 40 .
Thank You 41 .
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