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) is an interregional forum of the Heads of State and Government of the 28 member states of the European Union, the European Commission, the 10 member states of ASEAN, as well as Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, and Switzerland. ASEM centres around a high profile summit meeting held every two years, where participants work on enhancing political, economic 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