On 29 January 2016 at 096.30 – 12.00 hrs. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold a seminar on “The Future of Our ASEAN Community: Beyond 2015” on the occasion of launching two books: firstly, “Positioning the ASEAN Community in an Emerging Asia: Thai Perspectives,” which compiles articles on strategic visions towards the post-2015 ASEAN Community by four Thai ASEAN experts, namely, Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, former special assistant to the ASEAN Secretary-General; Dr. Suthad Setboonsarng, former Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN; and Mr. Apichai Sunchindah, former Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation; and secondly, a Thai translation of “ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together,” which consists of ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and ASEAN Community Blueprints 2016-2025
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recognizes the importance enhancing ASEAN awareness and understanding of the public to enable them to participate in the ASEAN Community building process, thereby producing tangible outcomes. This is why we have invited all stakeholders, including public and private sectors. These views and recommendations would reflect voices of stakeholders, which would contribute to the formulation of Thailand’s strategies and positions towards the ASEAN Community in the next ten years.