The First Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) on the Thai – Africa Initiative was held in Bangkok, Thailand on the 16 May 2013. Over 26 Africa envoys attended the meeting and provided insights on the Thai-Africa Initiative. There was general agreement that the idea and underlying principle of Thai-Africa Initiative should include three dimensions: development cooperation, promotion of closer economic partnership, and strategic alignment amongst Africa and Thailand on international and regional issues.
The Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) on the Thai-Africa Initiative is organized between 6-7 September 2013 in Phrachuap Khiri Khan. The objective of the Second SOM is to facilitate a deeper exchange of views on potential areas of cooperation within the three dimensions. Secondly, it is also to discuss the way-forward for the Thai-Africa Initiative. Outcome of the Second SOM would provide inputs for the drafting of a Thai-Africa Plan of Action, as well as the outcome document for the High-Level Dialogue scheduled for February 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
All invited participants are requested to complete registration form through diplomatic channel and via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 August 2013.
Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Sri Ayudhya Road, Bangkok Thailand
Fax. +662 643 5054
Mr. Nawin Chirapant
Tel. +662 203 5000 ext 12041
Ms. Chayawan Yaibuathes
Tel. +662 203 5000 ext 12085