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METI and MOI Conclude a Memorandum of Intent on Eastern Economic Corridor and Cooperation on Upgrading Industrial Structure

On June 7, 2017, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and H.E. Mr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Industry, the Kingdom of Thailand, concluded a Memorandum of Intent on the Eastern Economic Corridor and Cooperation on Upgrading Industrial Structure.

Summary of the results

On June 7, 2017, Minister Seko and Minister Uttama of Thailand concluded a Memorandum of Intent on Eastern Economic Corridor and Cooperation on Upgrading Industrial Structure, which was witnessed by H.E. Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand.

Aiming to enhance industry in Thailand, focusing on the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), the memorandum declares cooperation between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Industry (MOI) of Thailand in a variety of efforts, including providing opportunities of Japan-Thailand dialogues to convey opinions of Japanese industrial players to Thailand and sharing information on infrastructures and other progress involving the EEC.

Both sides will exchange the concluded memorandum at the Third Meeting of the Japan-Thailand High Level Joint Commission.

Release date

June 7, 2017

Division in Charge

Asia and Pacific Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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