At the invitation of Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Khun Kavi Chongkittavorn research fellow, Chulalongkorn University’s Institute of Security and International Studies visited Yangon and made a presentation on “Thailand’s ASEAN Chair: Daunting Challenges” on 18 February 2019 at Myanmar ISIS. The Thai Ambassador-designate Ms. Suphatra SRIMAITREEPHITHAK and Senior Officers from ASEAN Affairs Department, Political Department, and Strategic Studies and Training Department from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and professors and students from International Relations Department Yangon University and Dagon University and Myanmar ISIS members attended the discourse. He spoke about the diverse issues that Thailand as Chair of ASEAN 2019 will seek to address. Following are the issues: - Strengthen ASEAN centrality in Indo-Pacific outlook - Promoting TAC as a global code of conduct - Finishing three-reading of the COC draft COC by the end of this year - Engaging North Korea on denuclearization, socializing on regional integration - Prevention cohesive intervention: Help with humanitarian assistance and repatriation process in Rakhine State under the framework of ASEAN - Completing Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) - Strengthening ASEAN cyber security related issues - Preparing ASEAN for 4IR (4.0 Industrial Revolution) - Empowering ASEAN secretariat and speedier decision making process during crisis.
Ba Hla Aye's presentation at the Roundtable on the Korean Peninsula
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