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Asia Foundation and Australian National University Helps Strengthen Relations Between Thailand and Australia

February 17, 2023 — The Asia Foundation partnered with the Australian National University’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs to cohost a dialogue between Thailand and Australia. The dialogue brought together leaders from the government, the policy community, and the private sector to develop new ideas for the future of the bilateral relationship. The dialogue culminated in the report Dialogue to Strengthen the Relationship Between Thailand and Australia Synthesis Report.

Read the full program and report.

The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs in partnership with The Asia Foundation hosted a track 1.5 dialogue between Thai and Australian leaders at The Australian National University in September 2022 to support the current efforts to strengthen bilateral relations.
The Thai-Australian relationship has continued to improve in recent years, building on several positive milestones. In 2020, the Australian and Thai Governments elevated their bilateral relationship to a Strategic Partnership, designed to enhance economic links, deepen political-security engagement, intensify sectoral collaboration, and enhance people-to-people links. Australia was the first development partner to the Thai-led Ayeyarwady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS).

Related locations: Thailand
Related programs: Regional and International Relations

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