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UK ambassador praises Thailand for vaccine management


Outgoing UK Ambassador Brian Davidson has praised Thailand for its management of Covid-19 vaccines.

Davidson met with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House in Bangkok on Thursday on the occasion of his retirement as ambassador.

Prayut expressed his condolences on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh and thanked the ambassador for his efforts to drive cooperation between Thailand and UK, according to deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek.

She said the UK ambassador thanked the PM and the government for their cooperation, saying he believed that Thailand and Asean countries had the potential to grow further and draw more investment, especially in the fields of energy and electric vehicles.

"The ambassador also praised Thailand on efforts to secure Covid-19 vaccines for all Thais, adding that Siam Bioscience is the first and only pharmaceutical company in Southeast Asia chosen by AstraZeneca to be the centre of its vaccine production and distribution," she said.

UK ambassador praises Thailand for vaccine management

Prayut and the ambassador also discussed economic recovery after the Covid-19 crisis, moves for a Thai-UK free trade agreement, the environment and the political crisis in Myanmar.

 

"The ambassador said he believes that Thailand has the potential to be a bridge linking the UK with Asean, the Greater Mekong Subregion and the Indo-Pacific region," she added.

Published : May 07, 2021

By : The Nation