• Kyodo


A Japanese business mission led by Eizo Kobayashi, head of the Japan Business Federation’s Japan-Thailand Trade and Economic Committee, met with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday and expressed interest in investing in projects related to Thailand’s infrastructure.

Kobayashi, the chairman of Itochu Corp., emphasized the importance of Thailand’s political stability to Japanese investment and business.

Prayuth urged Japanese companies to facilitate regional transportation connectivity in Thailand, especially in the country’s special economic zones, and invest in the garment, jewelry, rubber and automobile industries.

The Keidanren mission met with Thai business leaders Monday and held discussed how to improve the investment environment as well as infrastructure projects.

Prayuth, who took power after a military coup last May, plans to visit Japan on Sunday.

He is scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as well as Keidanren and other business leaders during his stay in Japan through next Tuesday.

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