Thai PM: Economy will grow

Thai PM: Economy will grow
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures as he speaks during ceremony marking the National Anti-Human Trafficking Day in Bangkok.
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Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has vowed that Thailand's economy will move forward, as he tried to maintain foreign confidence in the country.

"The world today is full of conflicts already, so right now it's the time when we should put more effort in building and strengthening our economy instead of wasting time in conflicts," he remarked at the Nikkei Bangkok Forum at Bangkok hotel on Monday.

"Thailand as one of the most important production bases. Thus, we should move forward together with the world community without leaving anyone behind," he said.

He said the bureaucracy should not only uphold transparency but also work progressively to preserve trade credibility and international investment and make up for the time that had been wasted.

He added: "Currently, Thailand provides trade and interment services that can be channelled through BoI [the Board of Investment] and the Special Economic Zones at the provincial level."

Prayut claimed that he did not seek to destroy anything unless it was wrong and he would proceed within a legal framework.

"The country's stability relies on political stability. I assure you that Thailand is peaceful today. We are trying to preserve a good relationship with every country and making sure Thailand will move forward as we are doing our best", he said.

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