The Royal Thai Embassy Launched Thailand Focus Webinar Series
On September 10, 2020, the Royal Thai Embassy in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand launched “Thailand Focus | A Webinar Series,” a new platform of virtual exchanges between Thailand and the United States. The Series acts as a bridge to better understanding between stakeholders in both countries, helping to move forward bilateral relations amidst the challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thai Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Vijavat Isaraphakdi, and U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Michael G. DeSombre, joined H.E. Ambassador Thani Thongphakdi in launching the Webinar Series.
“Thailand Focus | A Webinar Series” engages high-level policy makers, executives and experts in Thailand and in the United States. The first discussion on “COVID-19: Thailand’s Response and Economic Outlook” provided a timely update on how Thailand has tackled the COVID-19 pandemic while addressing the economic challenges that have emerged.
Dr. Tanarak Plipat, Deputy Director General, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, explained how the country has worked to contain the pandemic. Mr. Pisit Puapan, Executive Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance of Thailand, discussed how measures have been put in place to mitigate the economic impact of the crisis and the outlook ahead. The discussion was followed by a Q&A session moderated by Ambassador Thani. Joining the webinar were representatives from government agencies, private sector, think-tanks and academic institutions both in the United States and in Thailand.
Thailand Focus: I. “COVID-19: Thailand’s Response and Economic Outlook”
September 10, 2020
Available for Download:
- Opening Remarks by H.E. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Thailand (As Prepared for Delivery)
- “COVID-19 in Thailand” by Dr. Tanarak Plipat, Deputy Director General, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand
- “Thailand’s Economic Outlook and Policy Framework” by Mr. Pisit Puapan, Executive Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance of Thailand