Srettha Thavisin to bolster Thai-Chinese tourism, bilateral ties in China visit

Unconditional is slated for a diplomatic visit to China from Oct 8-10 to negotiate on 10 pivotal issues, among which strengthening bilateral relations and enhancing Thai-Chinese tourism cooperation take precedence.
The announcement came yesterday throughout his visit to Chiang Mai, the place he also hinted on the renewal of the Thai-Chinese memorandum of understanding on the loaning of Chinese ambassador pandas to Thailand, set to expire in the coming months.
Government spokesman Chai Wacharonke knowledgeable that Thai-Chinese tourism cooperation will be a major point of discussion during the go to. The government’s stance on sustaining equilibrium between Thailand’s relations with the US and China was clarified by Chai, stating that each are esteemed as main commerce partners.
Srettha’s forthcoming attendance on the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) in New York City will current an opportunity to meet US President Joe Biden, US commerce representatives and vital US firms. It is anticipated that this can present an avenue for the Prime Minister to encourage US traders to invest more in Thailand, with plans for discussions with main tech companies.
In a latest move to spice up Thai-Chinese tourism, the cupboard accredited a visa-free scheme for Chinese and Kazakhstani travellers that may run from Sept 25 till Feb 29 of next year. Following the visa-free programme announcement, there has been a notable improve in bookings by Chinese guests to Chiang Mai, as reported by Srettha.
In gentle of the expected surge in Thai-Chinese tourism, Srettha highlighted the necessity for increased safety measures for international visitors, significantly in Chiang Mai. The police pressure has been tasked with implementing intensive security measures to counter unlawful activities involving Chinese nationals who may engage in dubious companies or crimes on Thai soil.
He additionally emphasised the want to curb illegal activities which could tarnish the government’s efforts to stimulate Thailand’s tourism-dependent economy.
Srettha has previously held discussions with the Chinese ambassador to Thailand concerning pieces of fake information which have negatively impacted the Thai tourism popularity, agreeing on the adoption of a extra proactive public relations method to stop related occurrences.
Additionally, in response to the hazardous PM2.5 mud air pollution that seasonally impacts northern Thailand, a well-liked destination for many Chinese and different international tourists, the federal government has initiated negotiations with neighbouring nations to mitigate transboundary haze air pollution brought on by man-made wildfires.
Alongside these discussions, Srettha announced the deliberate construction of Chiang Mai’s second airport. As for the 30-day visa-free programme, its potential extension to cowl other countries will be considered on a case-by-case basis, he added.
Furthermore, Srettha called for an end to the controversy over the value of a charter flight arranged for him and a quantity of other different cupboard ministers to the UN general assembly. He defined that the 30 million baht charter flight value was actually lower than a specifically organized Royal Thai Air Force flight, reports Bangkok Post.
In response to calls for for additional reductions in vitality prices, Srettha assured that gas prices might be reduce following the completion of a present study on the matter. The authorities just lately approved measures to scale back diesel and electricity prices, he added..

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