PM Yingluck: Future Of Asia Is In Our Hands

(24 May) On her third day of official visit to Japan, PM Yingluck Shinawatra told the audience in a Tokyo conference that Asian region has the potential to influence the course of the world in 21st century.

The Prime Minister was attending 19th Future of Asiaconference in Tokyo, organised by Nikkei Co. Ltd. and the Economic Research Center of Japan. In her speech, she cited the growing strength and population of Asia, coupled with the capital influx to the region and its long-term investment returns, as main factors that would lead to the Asian Century.

Asia has the potential to expand trade and investment into other regions and to grow together. Each country should look to the overall interests of the region rather than the interests of their own, Ms. Yingluck said.

The Prime Minister also promised to focus on investment in creating a links, both land and sea; for example, the high speed rail, the Dawei deep-sea port project, and other projects aimed at developing the infrastructure and communications in Thailand worth 2 trillion baht to connect Thailand to other countries.

She concluded in her speech that Asia′s future is in the hands of the people to determine future direction and to lead to a sustainable growth together, for both the region and the world.

Prime Minister is scheduled to attend lectures and see the local trade show in Shibuya. She will also visit a commercial project called ?D47?, where shops displayed trades from villages in the 47 provinces of Japan.