On 9 September 2023, Mr. Narut Soontarodom, Consul General of Thailand in Karachi, joined the panelists in the Seminar on “Pakistan-ASEAN Relation: Road to Growth & Prosperity” at Marriott Hotel Karachi. The event was organized by the Pakistan Council on Foreign Relations (PCFR), and attended by all ASEAN Missions in Karachi, namely Consuls General of Indonesia and Malaysia as well as Honorary Consul General of the Philippines and Head of Vietnam Trade Mission. About 100 members of the Consular Corps in Karachi and the Pakistani business community took part in the event.
The Consul General stressed the need for political and security cooperation, particularly in countering terrorism and transnational crime, emphasized economic cooperation, citing ASEAN as a significant market and Pakistan as an essential trade partner for Thailand. He also focused on people-to-people exchanges and human resource development as a means to build trust and promote tourism between the regions.
In addition, he advocated for a green and sustainable future, discussing Thailand’s Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy Model and its relevance in addressing climate change and inequality. The Consul General concluded with an expressed eagerness to collaborate at various levels, both bilaterally and within regional organizations, to advance ASEAN-Pakistan relations and promote practical cooperation.
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