Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – The Thai Minister of Commerce has revealed that Thailand and Ukraine agreed to increase mutual trade and investment as well as overall engagement via the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). 

Minister Aphiradee Tantraporn said after a courtesy visit by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Thailand that Thailand and Ukraine wish to expand trade and investment opportunities with each other through bilateral, multilateral and regional cooperation.

The minister said she used her meeting to invite Ukrainian investors to consider Thailand’s EEC. 

Aphiradee explained that Thailand is seeking to become the modern economic centre of ASEAN and has issued a range of measures to attract investment, especially by innovators and high technology companies. It is looking to attract research and development firms in Ukraine’s aviation and aerospace industries, due to the country’s expertise. 

In response, the Ukrainian ambassador said that his country sees Thailand as the gateway to ASEAN and also wants the Southeast Asian nation to see it as a doorway to Europe.-VNA