Move Forward sees Thailand as a principled middle power with dignity and a free voice

Thailand’s foreign policy, from the perspective of the Move Forward party, should see the country acting as a “middle power” with principles and dignity, adhering to a rules-based international order…

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Key ASEAN members skip Thai-hosted Myanmar talks amid criticism

Thailand’s caretaker government hosted the foreign minister of Myanmar‘s ruling junta at informal regional peace talks on Sunday, as key Southeast Asian counterparts stayed away from the meeting that has drawn sharp criticism. Only Cambodia has so far…

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This picture shows a vacant chair for the Myanmar delegation during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Labuan Bajo on May 9, 2023. (Photo by AFP)

Myanmar FM to attend informal crisis talks in Bangkok

Myanmar on Saturday confirmed the country’s foreign minister would attend controversial “informal talks” in Bangkok on the coup-hit country’s political crisis, as Singapore warned that conditions were not yet right…

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Move Forward’s policies are based on Taiwan’s experience – Pita

Move Forward’s Pita Limjaroenrat, tipped to be the next Thai prime minister, claims that several of the policies adopted by his party and its coalition partners took inspiration from Taiwan….

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Saudi King gifts 50,060 copies of Quran to Thai Muslims ahead of Ramadan

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia recently sent 50,060 copies of the Holy Quran, in various sizes and languages, to Muslims in Thailand, as a gesture of…

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Saudi Airlines to resume direct flights to Thailand on February 28

Saudi Arabian Airlines will resume direct flights to Thailand next Monday, as part of the move to restore full diplomatic ties which were frozen for three decades, Government Spokesman Thanakorn…

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Thai-Saudi ties herald a new era

After more than three decades of frozen Thai-Saudi ties, this week’s “historic” visit by Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to Saudi Arabia has had the effect of normalising one of…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Thailand, Saudi Arabia agree to restore full diplomatic ties

Thailand and Saudi Arabia have agreed to resume normal diplomatic ties and are ready to begin a new era of bilateral relations, thanks to the joint efforts of Thai and…

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(From L to R) Vietnam’s President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, National Assembly Chairperson Vuong Dinh Hue and Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh pose for a photograph before the start of the opening session of the newly-elected 15th National Assembly’s first parliament session in Hanoi on July 20, 2021. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)

Analysis: Vietnam’s new diplomatic impetus

Vietnam has come a long way since it began its “Doi Moi” (renewal) 35 years ago. Now, fresh from serving as a two-year non-permanent member of United Nations Security Council,…

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Idealism or Reality – Can Thai diplomacy meet the aspirations of the new Gen?

“Idealism or Realism” – Can diplomacy serve the growing aspirations of young Thai leaders for greater engagement in world affairs while serving national interests, or is there more than meets…

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