... establishing an intra region value chain by teaming up with Japan, the country with high technologies. Also, for Viet Nam, participating in TPP is strategically important from security point of view, as US is a member of TPP. Presumably, non-TPP member ASEAN countries are feeling that Viet Nam is a step ahead of them because of TPP.
- (On Japan’s position over other countries’ joining TPP)
Basically, Japan welcomes new members and offers information and advices if requested.
... Mrs. Busaya Mathelin, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, during her participation in STEP (Strategic Exchanges on Practical Level), the programme organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan with the aim to deepen the understanding of Japan through exchanges of views with Japanese experts from various sectors.... ... Mathelin also discussed future bilateral and regional cooperation between Thailand and Japan, especially during Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2019, with several stakeholders include Mr.Takeo Akiba,Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs; Mr. Takeo Mori,...