Dialogue between the European Union and Thailand is facilitated through a number of platforms. These include:
EC-ASEAN Joint Co-operation Committee
The Join Co-operation Committee (JCC) deals with EU-ASEAN matters, however Thailand plays a leading role in this institution.
The JCC consists of six sub committees. These include: Economic and Industrial Co-operation; Environment; Forestry; Narcotics; Trade and Investment; and Science and Technology.
ASEAN Regional Forum
The EU also participates in the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). Since 1994 the ARF has been a platform for discussions of common security issues as well as a means to promote confidence building in the region.
The Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) consists of Heads of State or Government of 13 Asian countries and of the 27 Member States of the EU, along with the President of the European Commission. It takes place every two years and aim at improving the economic, social and cultural links between the two regions.
Some key characteristics of the ASEM process include its informality, its complimentary nature to other forums, as well as the multidimensional topics it covers.
The European Commission-Thailand Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) is a regular and informal gathering during which a variety of bilateral issues are discussed. The venue alternates between Bangkok and Brussels.Back to ความสัมพันธ์ทางการเมืองและเศรษฐกิจ