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First meeting touts stronger Pacific Islands ties

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Thailand has offered to open a new chapter of development and economic partnership with Pacific Islands nations at an inaugural meeting in Bangkok yesterday. 

As host of the first Thailand-Pacific Island Countries Forum, deputy NCPO chief Tanasak Patimapragorn said Thailand is ready to work closely in areas of trade and investment, despite the current period of political transition.

He insisted both sides could share mutual benefits and overcome challenges such as geographic distance and climate change. Cooperation could extend to development, food and water security, as well as disaster management and connectivity, he added.

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