KUWAIT CITY : Thailand has proposed increasing cooperation on energy and food security, finance, and enhanced regional connectivity at the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Ministerial Meeting, to help seek solutions to challenges facing the world today.
Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said the Asian economy must be strengthened from within to cushion against outside adverse impacts.
His comments came yesterday at the opening of the Ministerial Meeting, which precedes the full ACD summit.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will attend the summit, which takes place tomorrow and Wednesday. It is the first time that Kuwait has hosted the event.
Mr Surapong served as an ACD coordinator at the Ministerial Meeting. He said all countries should maintain a stable and peaceful regional environment. They should also reduce tensions and promote mutual understanding.
Mr Surapong said energy and food security should be a primary focus. ACD members could begin by sharing data, expertise and experience as well as working towards improved physical infrastructure and logistics management to ensure efficient access to energy and food supplies.
"It will be mutually beneficial if our oil exporting partners could help ensure the stability and affordability of energy prices," he said.
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