‘Panpree’ leads the team to submit an intention to apply for OECD membership.

France, “Panpree” leads the team to submit an intention to apply for OECD membership, pointing out that there are good signs from member countries showing support, revealing the results of the TDRI study, if it becomes a member, GDP will grow 1.6%, i…


France, “Panpree” leads the team to submit an intention to apply for OECD membership, pointing out that there are good signs from member countries showing support, revealing the results of the TDRI study, if it becomes a member, GDP will grow 1.6%, increasing investment. The economy is more stable.

Mr. Panpree Phitthanukorn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs along with Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkaew, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Submitted a letter of intent to apply for membership in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development or OECD to Mr. Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General of the OECD, with representatives of all 38 member countries and representatives from the European Union or EU attending the hearing. Thailand’s vision in requesting membership

Mr. Panpree later revealed show vision that it is considered an important day for the official submission of intentions, with 3 countries raising important questions for Thailand As for other countries Support that Thailan
d intends to become a member Thailand is at an interesting stage because we are one country. In ASEAN that has worked together with the OECD for 42 years, it is in the 2 that make Thailand meet standards in many aspects of economy, governance, environment, trade, and competitiveness. Including the green economy So today when giving a presentation and giving a presentation to members All parties provided good support.

As for the duration of membership, it depends on whether we fulfill various conditions. How quickly? Which from what we submitted today is good for Thailand. Because of the study results of TDRI Came out to say that our becoming a member of the OECD will cause our GDP to grow by 1.6% or approximately 200,000 million baht, which is a large amount and I think that even though we are not a member, once we submit our intentions, the world will. Watch that we intend to raise the country to be more international in many areas.

Mr. Panpree said that what people will get from becoming a member is that
economic stability will be greater because the group of member countries are developed countries, but we are a developing country. We have the right to transcend. A trap that we have been stuck in for many years and we intend to become a developed country in 2037, which will be a long time or maybe before that if we become a member of the OECD and it will be beneficial because there will be investment in The more Thailand, the more Thai people will work, the number of jobs will increase, and OEC also has a plan to develop the green economy, which will help build our people to have more potential. Because at this time it is well known that we lack potential workers and such membership would be a reform in this area at the same time.

As for what will be an obstacle in becoming a member, Mr. Panpree said that from what the OECD said to us today, He is confident that he will give us full support. But what is still a concern is within our country. that must be explained and clarified Because there must be reform
and some laws must be amended to be consistent with international standards. Therefore, it is a matter of understanding with the people to understand why it is necessary. Or is it not necessary to become a member? The Prime Minister has set up a committee to take care of this matter directly. which was told to the OECD Council That today we expressed our intention and made clear our intentions by the Prime Minister becoming the chairman of the committee in order to drive forward various matters. To enter into OEC membership faster

Thailand and the OECD have been collaborating for more than 42 years. Currently, Thai agencies are involved in 48 OECD mechanisms and projects, including the project that most Thais know about, namely the PISA project, and Thailand is also a party to the instrument. There are a total of 10 OECD laws and Thailand is the only country in ASEAN that has a bilateral cooperation project with the OECD in the form of a Country Program. Currently, the project is in the process of phase 2.

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ource: Thai News Agency