Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha will chair the plenary session of the meeting (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) – Thai envoys to neighbouring countries and 32 governors of its border provinces will meet in a two-day meeting since August 9 with the theme of “Synergised efforts to enhance security, prosperity, and sustainable development in the Border Provinces”.

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior co-organises the meeting to boost their collaboration in implementation of the 20-year National Strategy and Sustainable Thainess policy.

The two ministries are cooperating toward security, prosperity and sustainable development of border areas.

As scheduled, on August 9, Thai Ambassadors and Consuls General to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Vietnam and the 32 border provincial governors, together with representatives from 19 agencies, will participate in a workshop.

They will discuss opportunities and challenges in the sub-region as well as identify joint projects and collaboration mechanisms between the two ministries.

The next day, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will chair the plenary session to provide policy guidelines and feedback in response to proposals submitted by the workshop.

The session will also see the attendance of Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai, and Minister of Interior General Anupong Paochinda.

The two ministries’ joint efforts aim at promoting security and stability within the sub-region through trust-based cooperation with neighbouring countries and building safe border areas.

They also target continuous growth of trade and investment between Thailand and its neighbouring countries as well as connectivity in mainland Southeast Asia.

The ministries also want to reduce development disparities in border provinces and uplift the quality of people’s lives via inclusive and integrated government services.-VNA