The first Thailand-Taiwan Industrial Collaboration Summit Forum took place on Thursday in Bangkok with the aim of further promoting industrial cooperation and exchange between the two nations.
About 800 leaders and representatives from the industrial sectors of both countries attended the one-day meeting jointly organized by Thailand's Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and Taiwan's Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI).
After hearing keynote speeches delivered by government officials and industrial figures at the opening ceremony, the forum divided into five groups to discuss matters related to the current situation and future developments in Food and Biotechnology, Textiles, Culture and Creative industry, Smart Machinery and IT Service industries, as well as future collaboration models and possible projects.
Taiwan's Vice Economic Minister Wang Mei-hua (王美花) praised Thailand's efforts at promoting active industrial transformation and upgrading projects in recent years along with its rapid economic growth, while also noting Taiwan's experience and strengths in the field.
She expressed hope that the two nations will gradually step up bilateral cooperation programs as they seek to achieve their respective short and medium-term goals.